What Is Clutter and Why Get Rid of It? - Feng Shui Energy
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Decluttering The Clutter!
Why Get Rid Of Clutter?
The Importance Of Getting Rid Of Clutter
What exactly is clutter? It can be things you do not use of love. Things that are loved seem to have a special energy all on their own. Loved items make us smile, bring back wonderful memories, and seem to literally life our spirit when we see these items. However, anything neglected, forgotten, unwanted, unloved, or unused will make the energy in your home slow down, and begin to stagnate. This is where you may begin to feel stuck in your life.
Things that are disorganized and untidy are considered clutter also. Some people may feel and admit there is order in their chaos, and they need to keep these items out in the open to remind them of all the important things they need to do. However when it comes time to find a specific item can it be found? Actually everything left out in the open creates stress and confusion, rather than giving us peace and clarity by knowing where things are.
If you have too many things in too small of a space this is another example of clutter. The more items are crammed into an area, the harder it is for energy to move around. Some people have noticed their breathing actually gets tighter and restricted due to the little energy flow in rooms that are crammed full of items.
If you have anything unfinished this can be considered clutter, because your mind is always trying to remember all the things that need to be completed. Whether phone calls that should have been made weeks ago, mail correspondence that needs attention, or buttons that need to be sewn all, all take up parts of energy. Why you ask? Because everything we have is connected to us by fine strands of energy. The more unfinished things the more tangled up we get which leads to confusion, irritations, and can make us feel overwhelmed.
Clutter can really drag a person's energy level down. Once clutter is removed you can feel so much lighter, and your home does too!
When clutter clearing its important to see what messages you are sending out symbolically in your home.
Scroll down to see some of the great solutions for excessive clutter and the results created. You may be amazed at how simple some of these solutions are and how effective they will be in creating a positive feng shui energy flow!
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Some Solutions For Clutter
If you're wanting a relationship get rid of all your solitary objects, and begin to pair items together. It can be a pair of pictures, birds, candles, statues, etc. I have also known many people who are looking for a relationship seem to have a large picture of a sad solitary woman in their home. There may be only one night stand on one side of the bed. Two night stands with two matching lamps will allow equality in a relationship. I personally am not a big fan of everything matching together however this is one area where I really recommend it! Keeping the lights on each night stand for a few hours in the evening, activates energy and can light up the way to a wonderful relationship.
If you are feeling depressed get rid of any items that hang downward such as pots and pans in the kitchen that some people hang about their stove. If your drapes are drooping down due the wrong size curtain rod, get a more supportive rod. If the drapes are really heavy remove them and get something lighter in weight. While I love spider plants and have always heard how well they clean indoor air pollution, actually they are not as good as some of the other plants out there. Those little darling hanging baby spider plants can have a depressive affect on some people. NASA actually did a study on 10 plants that are effective in removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air. Many of these plants are very forgiving, and if you don't have a green thumb you can still enjoy them in your home, all the while they are lifting your spirits, and removing toxins in our homes. Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, English Ivy, Gerbera Daisy, Janet Craig Dracaena, Dracaena Marginata, Corn plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Mums, Peace Lily, and Dracaena Warneckii.
Poverty frame of mind items such as broken lamps, dishes, appliances that no longer work, ripped couches, torn shades, busted legs on chairs. If you have a bed that is on the floor, get a bed frame and lift up your life. While everyone is working harder than ever for their money there may be some simple, and inexpensive fixes. Maybe just new lamp shades can do the trick. A pretty couch cover can change the energy of a room, because you will not be looking at the tears on the couch.
When you begin looking at your home through feng shui eyes you will begin to see what messages you are sending out. If you look at your belongings, ask yourself what is this saying symbolically? It this affecting you energetically? More important is this creating the effect you want, or can you do better?
For more related articles on creating feng shui energy in your home or work place be sure to check out What Is Space Clearing? - Using Feng Shui To Space Clear as well as Your Front Door and Doormat - The Feng Shui Energy Attraction Potential.