The thing I notice the most, as I do Feng Shui consultations, is that most peoples’ biggest faux pas is clutter, clutter, clutter.
I want to say CLUTTER, CLUTTER, CLUTTER. I can’t say this enough.
Clutter keeps our minds busy. When we have a shelf or a wall that has just one or two things that are beautiful on it our minds can relax and take in the beauty.
Cupboards with doors are wonderful solutions in every room. Choosing simple fabrics for couches and bedspreads with print accents also can help.
Here are a couple rule of thumb suggestions on how to let go of things:
- See if anything you have around reminds you of something sad.
- Ask yourself if you have used the thing or worn it if it is clothing, in the last year. And choose the clothing with colors that make you feel good.
- Check if you tend to have lots of little plants instead of one big beautiful one (size being relative to your space).
- Throw out anything dead or with dried leaves or twigs. Keep flourishing plants with healthy energy.
- Please any pointed, design elements go.
- Remove clutter that hinders doors opening and clear, open pathways inside and out.
- See yourself creating space for new, fresh energy as you let go of the old.
- Sit in different parts of the space and look around you and ask yourself How does it look or make you feel.
- If you can’t physically clear out garages or storage areas yourself get someone to help you.
People think they have to hold on to things because of the memories attached to the things. The mind has the memories whether the thing is there or not.
Clear open spaces, whether it is on a wall, shelf, or pathway, are relaxing.
When we are calm, relaxed, feel at home all good things come to us.