Feng Shui, which has been practiced for over 3,000 years in China, is the enhancement of health, prosperity, and happiness. The belief is that that your vitality, resources, and loving connections flourish and grow best in harmonious, uncluttered environments.
An organized home can have a calming effect on you, your family and guests. This does not have to be difficult; in just minutes you can begin to make changes that can turn your home into a comfortable, peaceful haven.
What works is balance. You can begin to transform your home from chaos to paradise with the “few minutes a day technique”. I call it the “Salami Method of Time Management”, taking one slice at a time. Organizing possessions and eliminating clutter can be viewed as an adventurous mission that opens portals to harmony. By getting rid of the things you no longer want or need, you revitalize your home and make room for what you really DO want to flow into your life; you enhance your happiness, clarity and peace of mind. In Feng Shui everything counts, so your storage areas are as important as the most lived-in areas. In other words, if your room is orderly because everything is stuffed into a closet, you are not practicing Feng Shui.
With the New year upon us, what better time to commit to more positive energy and a decluttered environment.
I encourage you to take the 31-day decluttering challenge from a magazine article I found by Jennifer Lifford:
Spend just 15 minutes a day (you can even set a timer) in each of the 31 days in January following the recommended guidelines. You will feel the difference as space clears for renewed energy and positive opportunities to come your way.
In each area create 3 piles – 1) toss, 2) give away, 3) relocate in its proper place.
Day 1 – Paperwork – Go through a pile of bills, receipts, other papers, tossing, shredding, filing.
Day 2 – Front entry and coat closet
Day 3 – Purse
Day 4 – Cleaning supplies
Day 5 - Fridge and freezer
Day 6 – Pantry and food storage
Day 7 – Free for all – Catch up day for any prior areas you didn’t complete
Day 8 – Kitchen cabinets
Day 9 - Medicine cabinet
Day 10 – Dining area
Day 11 – Entertainment area
Day 12 – Magazines and books
Day 13 – Junk drawer
Day 14 – Free for all – Catch up day
Day 15 – Desk
Day 16 – Bathroom cabinets
Day 17 – Linen closet
Day 18 – Make up
Day 19 – Jewelry
Day 20 – Bedroom closet
Day 21 – Free for all – Catch up day
Day 22 – Sock and underwear drawer
Day 23 – Nightstand
Day 24 – Kid’s toys
Day 25 – Kid’s closets
Day 26 – Craft space
Day 27 – Laundry room
Day 28 – Free for all – Catch up day
Day 29 – Basement or shed
Day 30 – Garage
Day 31 – Car
You’re done!!!! Welcome to February with a more organized space, more energy and opportunities!!