Spring is coming. Or maybe it is here. In all honesty, it is hard to determine by the weather outside exactly what season we happen to be experiencing. But I digress. While many of us somehow recognize a special time of year for cleaning the house, Feng Shui advocates year-round “Spring-Cleanery”. Here are a couple of broad things you can do during your cleaning session in order have a fresh start.
Firstly, let’s talk about clutter! Normally I would recommend that you reduce clutter. But in the spirit of the Spring, get rid of it. Just demolish the clutter. Imagine the clutter in your home is gold and you are taking it all to some kind of cash for gold establishment. There is the clutter that is on your tables or floors or any other place in plain sight; but there is also clutter in cabinets and other places that are less obvious. Take time to take care of all of it. For example, go through your refrigerator and clear out anything that you don’t use or eat. The same goes for your pantry, cabinets, closets, drawers, and so on.
One last tip for you is to bring in potted plants. If you already have some, be sure they are properly maintained and in good health. You may recall our recent discussion about feng shui in hotel rooms where I recommended bringing in a plant. As I said then, it serves the same purpose as it does in your home. As far as cleaning is concerned, plants physically clean the air flowing through the space while simultaneously cleaning the energy flowing through. So remember: kill the clutter, bring the home to life with greenery. Do it!