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Attract positive energy with these Feng Shui principles.

Getting yourself excited to clear your clutter is a difficult task. You may find decluttering tedious and time-consuming. By approaching decluttering from the perspective of Feng Shui, however, you may find it quite fascinating.

Whether you are new to Feng Shui or you are a seasoned feng shui veteran, we’ve compiled some info that should help you declutter your home with ease. Check it out below.

What Is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is a type of pseudoscience developed by the Chinese as early as 4000 B.C. The Chinese believe that how you arrange your home may affect how energy, or chi, flows through your home and your daily life.

Originally, Feng Shui’s principles were used to orient buildings in an auspicious manner. The term “Feng Shui” means “wind-water,” two of the earth’s flowing components.

You can apply Feng Shui to any space in your home by appropriately arranging furniture such as your bed, mirrors, any water features.

Incorporating Feng Shui In Your Home

You don’t need to be a Feng Shui expert in applying the principles of Feng Shui in your home. Regardless of whether or not you believe in the universal energy flowing through everything, you can still embrace the principles of Feng Shui and effectively declutter your home.

It would be helpful first to identify which areas of your home require the most decluttering. For example, your kitchen and living room may already be relatively neat. Therefore, you should focus your efforts on neglected spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms.

Even though a room may feel like too much work to declutter, you must not neglect it. Spaces such as these are often the attached garage, closets, or the laundry room. In Feng Shui, your house is viewed as a whole. Each room is directly connected to the other rooms.

Before getting started, you’ll want to define a detailed Feng Shui plan for your house. If you don’t want to come up with a comprehensive plan, you should list down and prioritize which rooms require the most attention, at the very least.

The Feng Shui Clutter Clearing System

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to decluttering your home, consider the following Feng Shui clutter clearing system. It’s simple and straightforward.

  • Identify all your clutter. You’ll need to be honest when distinguishing between valuables and clutter.
  • Declutter with the intent of taking control of your home. Clutter can affect your productivity and health, so take an active role in decluttering.
  • Plan time for each decluttering system. Your first three sessions should be no longer than thirty minutes each. Feel free to treat yourself after each session.

Clearing Clutter in a Small Space

Getting rid of your clutter is no easy task. Getting rid of your clutter can become even more difficult if you share a home with other people.

If you live with lots of people, you may not have enough space for all your belongings. Thus, you may end up trying to store everything within a limited space. However, turning your living space into a storage area can ruin the Feng Shui in your home.

You’ll need to find a separate space for your belongings. There are many storage rental spaces available. Aside from the essentials, box up all the items you may want to keep and dispose of or donate the rest. Next, take the boxes to your chosen storage facility.

If, after a year, you don’t remember what you have in storage, it’s a good sign that you can dispose of the boxes.

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