Clutter is trapped energy that has far-reaching effects on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Disorder makes you feel unorganized, confused, keeps you in the past, congests your body, and leaves you feeling lethargic and tired.
Clutter is energy constipation and who needs that? Feng shui can help you achieve radical changes in all aspects of your life.
Eliminating litter and clutter chaos (even things which were once considered a necessary part of your existence) makes room in your life for what you really want and need now, at this point in your life.
The following feng shui tips can ease discomfort and disarray.
Most can be accomplished in less than an hour.
Give one or all a try and see what transpires.
Chances are you will feel great afterwards and be eager to move forward with additional feng shui practices.
Ten Feng Shui Tips for Clearing Clutter 1.
Use the Ultimate Clutter Test ~ When deciding which items to eliminate, ask yourself the following questions - Does it lift your energy? Do you use it? Do you love it? If you answer no to these questions, it's time to let it go.
Give yourself a miniature energy shift ~ Set a kitchen timer for 30 minutes and clear a small area such as a kitchen drawer.
You will probably find you are feeling more energized and might have trouble stopping! 3.
Put things away within 30 seconds of using them.
~ How many times have you tossed a magazine on the table, intending to get back to it? Is it still on the coffee table? Just for today, put everything back in its place.
Throw things away often ~ 80-percent of what is stored or saved is never used again.
This applies to papers, clothes, magazines etc.
Maybe it's time to clean out those old files stored on your computer or your desk? 5.
Make a list of all the unfinished things in your life ~ This could include phone calls you need to make, someone you need to apologize to, an appliance that doesn't work.
Then set out to complete these things.
They have all been draining your energy.
Do a little clutter busting every day ~ Sort mail daily and file your paperwork.
Have a specific place to put things so you don't waste time looking for keys, wallet, purse, etc.
Get rid of old clothes ~ Stand in front of your closet or dresser and ask yourself these questions: Do my clothes represent who I am now? Do they make me feel good about myself? Will I fit into my skinny jeans within six months? If your closet is filled with clothes you no longer need, donate them to charity.
Getting rid of clothes you no longer need can open up space for new things to come in.
Clean out your cupboards and refrigerator ~ Do you have non-perishable items that you know you won't eat? Donate them to a food bank or offer them to your neighbor.
Get rid of outdated food items in the refrigerator and give it a good cleaning.
Donate books that no longer serve your needs ~ Aim to have a collection of books that represent you as you are today, not who you were in the past.
Think before you buy ~ The next time you go shopping, ask yourself, "Do I really love and need this item?" before making the purchase.
When possible, give yourself a day or two to wait it out.
If you must have the item, go back and purchase it.
Nine times out of ten, you will forget about it before the waiting period is over.
As you identify and release clutter, you free up the energy for more constructive purposes.
Your life may take off in ways you never thought possible.
Clearing clutter is essential in Feng Shui.
What you want is available to you, but there may be no room in your home and life for it! Letting go of what no longer serves must occur before more treasures can come into your life.
Releasing can clear life patterns which no longer serve you.
Today, open the power of feng shui energy by choosing one area to begin with, such as a counter top that has accumulated an entire month of junk mail.
Keep the clutter-busting simple.
If you look at the whole picture, you might become overwhelmed and not do anything.
As you eliminate clutter from your environment, visualize what it is you are making room for.
This powerful exercise will begin the cycle of attracting things you desire.