Clearing out hallways

Written by Mary Lambert

The door and hallway is consideredrepparttar mouth and throat ofrepparttar 147598 home in feng shui,repparttar 147599 ancient Chinese art of furniture placement and energy flow, so if yours is cluttered up with junk, your home is basically choking and you will feel depressed or uncomfortable living there. Appraiserepparttar 147600 area from a neutral viewpoint. Walk out of your front door and in again as though seeing how your hallway looks forrepparttar 147601 first time.

Porches and doors If you have a porch, sort this area out. If you keep walking shoes and boots here, install a neat shoe rack to keep them tidy. Store any discarded sports equipment neatly in a shed, a cupboard underrepparttar 147602 stairs or inrepparttar 147603 room ofrepparttar 147604 owner. Throw out or give away anything that is no longer used. Sweep out and leaverepparttar 147605 door open for a while to cleanserepparttar 147606 area of any stagnancy. Look atrepparttar 147607 front door and paint it withrepparttar 147608 colour of its energising Chinese element. If it faces north, paint it white, for south paint it green, for west and northwest paint it yellow, for east and southeast paint it blue, for northeast and southwest paint it red. Position tubs of winter flowering plants either side ofrepparttar 147609 door so that they welcome people in.

The hallway Clear out allrepparttar 147610 clutter inrepparttar 147611 hallway and, if necessary, install a good coat stand or cupboard for all the

Get rid of that clutter

Written by Mary Lambert

Why is it that clutter seems to build up so easily in our homes? No sooner do you have a clearout than it seems to start creeping back in – one pile appears inrepparttar hallway and before you know it, it has spawned other piles that go downrepparttar 147597 hall and uprepparttar 147598 stairs.

So what actually isrepparttar 147599 definition of clutter? Basically it is: • something you don’t use or dislike every time you look at it or wear it • an unwanted present • a broken item that can’t be fixed If you love an item, or it still has a use it’s not clutter, so display it, wear it or store it where you can easily find it.

Clearing out your clutter isrepparttar 147600 first aspect of feng shui,repparttar 147601 ancient Chinese practice of furniture placement and energy flow. Improvingrepparttar 147602 flow of energy (chi) in your home and creating good feng shui is believed to improve different areas of your life, bringing about increased wealth, career success and better health. But when you home is full of clutter,repparttar 147603 energy that first comes throughrepparttar 147604 front door will struggle to move smoothly aroundrepparttar 147605 rooms if it keeps encountering piles of junk stored inrepparttar 147606 hall, hidden behind doors, sofas or crowding surfaces in kids’ bedrooms,repparttar 147607 kitchen or bathroom. The slow, sluggish energy that this creates then has a negative effect on you and your family, often making you feel confused, blocked, lethargic, depressed and reluctant to progress or move on in any area of your lives.

Clutter hotspots So which arerepparttar 147608 worst areas inrepparttar 147609 home where clutter tends to gather? • The door and hallway – Piles of children’s paraphernalia, shoes and bags, boxes and newspapers stacked around here makes a bad impression for visitors and can stop energy entering positively, and prevent new opportunities coming in. • Attics and lofts – these can become veritable dumping grounds for our past. They are often full of mementoes and memorabilia that creates a heavy, oppressive energy that is constantly hanging over us – old love letters and tokens, old school books, diplomas, old appliances and sports’ gear and ancient board games – all gather here. • Wardrobes in bedrooms – these are havens for old clothes, items that no longer fit and shoes that are too tight or never worn. Most people only wear about 20% of their clothes. Your wardrobe should reflectrepparttar 147610 person you are now, not who you used to be.

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