Feng Shui Myth-Busting: Under-Bed Storage

Does Feng Shui really require you to keep the area under your bed completely clear?

This is one of the most common questions I’m asked about Feng Shui.  In fact this myth is so firmly entrenched that it actually generates controversy from time to time!

Feng Shui only asks that Chi energy circulate freely in your space. This means no clutter, doors and windows that open and close completely, and fresh air that refreshes and nourishes you.

If you need the space under your bed for storage, as many of us city-dwellers do, by all means use it.

Here are a few Feng Shui Do’s and Don’ts for under-bed storage:

Don’t store:

  • souvenirs or memorabilia, like photos or old clothes
  • shoes, whether worn or unworn
  • off-season clothing
  • electronics, old artwork, books….
  • “clutter,” meaning anything you’re just not ready to deal with right now.

Do store (neatly!):

  • bed linens
  • blankets & pillows
  • things you use for sleeping
  • other items that have no energetic or toxic residue.

Keep the area under your bed clean and tidy, whether you’re storing things there or not. 

Only be careful to store things with Intention, making sure they’re energetically clear.

You’ll sleep more peacefully, guaranteed.

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