The way you maintain your home, tells you a lot about the personality of a person. An unorganised mind is an unorganised life. Look at things around you. Does your closet overflow? Is that tiny corner of the house been used wisely? Is the area under your bed permanent storage space for junk?
Remember your mom say, “Cleanliness begins at home!” Similarly, an ancient Chinese proverb says that if you want to change your life, you must move things in your home.
So we bring you these simple Feng Shui steps of redesign and discover how you can revitalise your life.
FIRST IS YOUR ENTRANCE
Your main door is considered as “qi” i.e. the nourishment of your home. Therefore, if your entrance is easy to access, kept clean and let the air flow freely, your energy levels will most definitely increase.
WHAT TO DO
See to it that the area around is not blocked, your qi will be diminished. Remember to take off the huge coats and hats as well as the smelly shoe rack. Decorate that same space with a painting on the wall, or a nice floral vase. Maybe even wash the adjacent window sills to let fresh air flow in that gleams on the entrance.
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THE NEXT ARE YOUR BEDROOMS
The bedroom is designed for one and only purpose – relaxation of mind and body. But we all just fling things around and it’s cluttered with paperwork, clothes, or electronic screens that beckon you to multitask. This is why with the smell and untidiness, you do not get sleep or flinch with the slightest touch or noise.
WHAT TO DO
One word – ORGANISE. Move your televisions and other screens out of the room. Segregate your paperwork into folders and place them in a drawer. See to it that all the items go into their rightful place. Earn brownie points by organizing your closet and bed too.
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AND FINALLY IS YOUR KITCHEN
According to the study of Feng Shui, the kitchen that cooks fresh food reflects and has a direct impact on your well-being mentally and physically. Many a times, your kitchen space is not properly utilized and the dull room is really off putting. Everything then has a dominoes effect.
WHAT TO DO
Organise the space, meaning keep your fridge, freezer, and cupboards neatly arranged, while you need to keep your compost/left overs food in an area away from your entire foodstuff. Clean the kitchen countertop and place your cutting tools in their rightful place.
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To end this article, remember the 4 golden rules of a Feng Shui like design:
- Clear the mess to optimise space
- Use of light, colour, and simple objects to create energy flow
- Promote good health by being clutter-free
- Integrate other natural elements into your home to create harmony and prosperity
When all this is done remember to treat yourself to something really nice, maybe a good cup of coffee or a movie with a friend. Clutter clearing is like an emotional therapy!