Part of having good feng shui is clutter management. If anything, clutter is the biggest hindrance you can have for the best flow of chi, prosperity and goodness in your life. However, few people are able to manage their clutter wisely. On a daily basis, we get tons and tons of stuff we won’t be really using for a long time. Here are some tips for you to help reduce clutter and invite good Feng Shui.
Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 1: Sort your mail as it comes in
Incoming mail is one of the top sources of clutter. All those bills are not just stressful if mismanaged and stashed somewhere in your home, but it is also contributory to clutter in your home. If you are really serious about getting good Feng Shui, make sure that you are able to screen your mail. Establish a system for sorting all your mail. And this also holds true for other papers you may be keeping in your home. If you neatly categorize them and throw away the ones you no longer need, you will be much better off. (Another option is to go paperless - less clutter and trees will thank you!)
Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 2: Opt for daily cleanings than reliance on major general cleanings
A general cleaning schedule is good, but if you are still not in the habit of cleaning on a regular basis, you may still find yourself with a clutter problem. So the best thing to do when you are trying to apply good Feng Shui is by exercising your cleaning powers on a daily basis, not just on a schedule. It does not have to be too rigorous if done on a daily basis. You can just start with the cleaning per day one area at a time to accomplish it effectively. (Try it 10 or 15 minutes at a time.)
Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 3: Clean as you work
While working on a project, clean as you go. This means that you will not just leave stuff lying around on the table as you do your work. This ensures that the work space remains clean, and this also implies that you are open for more productive work in the future since the space is wiped free of any traces from previously done work. (I'm working on doing this as I cook. Makes it a lot easier afterwards.)
Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 4: Be generous about your stuff
Give away the stuff you don’t need. This is a rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning up and freeing from clutter. Being generous involves giving away stuff you don’t really need to use. What you won’t use for a long time and will sit around collecting dust may actually be an answer to somebody else’s problems. Just make sure that you are not transferring clutter but something that can really be of use to the person you are giving it to.
Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 5: Dust frequently
Dusting frequently helps keep your place clean. Dust, when accumulated, also forms the clutter which we are really trying to avoid in Feng Shui. It also symbolizes neglect of your home and possessions.
Anti-Clutter Feng Shui Tip 6: Evaluate your stuff brutally
If at all possible, have a friend help you evaluate your stuff at home. What you may hold dear and refuse to part with is not just a sign of bad Feng Shui but may also be a sign of not being able to let go. Aside from addressing your Feng Shui issues, the mindset on clutter may also have to be dealt with accordingly.
I hope you enjoyed these tips! remember, I'm happy to help you with abundance, harmony, and good luck! Just reach out with any questions.