From a Feng Shui perspective, all clutter is not the same.
Depending on what type of clutter tends to accumulate around you, your clutter style aligns with one of Feng Shui’s Five Elements — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal or Water.
So understanding your personal clutter style from a Feng Shui perspective gives you five new tools to use in your clutter-clearing battle.
Take a look at your clutter. Do you see
- Unfinished projects that make you feel stuck?
- Clothing piled on chairs or draped over furniture?
- Teeming bookshelves and overstuffed closets?
- Excess electronics, computers, tablets?
- Unloved gifts that you just can’t give up?
- All of the above?
Each of the Five Elements has distinctive characteristics and relationships with the other elements that can help you understand your clutter and bring it under control.
When you look at at it from a Feng Shui perspective using the Five Elements, you give yourself a powerful new clutter-clearing weapon.
Since we’re at the height of summer right now, the first article in this new series starts on Monday with this season’s element, Fire.
Before you plunge in to this new Feng Shui way of looking at clutter, I urge you to take a quiet moment now to assess what you see accumulating around you.
Then, turn to my articles about the Creative and Controlling Cycles of the Five Elements to remind yourself of the power that’s in your hands when you know how to use them.
We’re about to get busy!