Many people in their search for an uplifting and harmonious home turn to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui. Feng Shui is all about introducing the natural balance of the world into your home by arranging your household items. Many people have incorporated this practice into their homes. One way of using feng shui is to clean your home regularly and introduce positivity. Let’s find out how you can do this below.
Create space by decluttering
Decluttering your home allows you to make more space in your home by ensuring even light distribution and better ventilation. Clutters affect positive energy flow in feng shui while letting negative energy remain in your home.
Sort out your belongings in every room by making a pile of things with no purpose, old or broken. Remove household items or personal belongings that you haven't used in a long time or plan to use only on occasion. A good way of knowing if you need an item is to consider if that item gives you joy. If it doesn’t then it clutters your home.
Thoroughly clean your windows
Windows usually have grime, smudges, dirt, and dust which can sometimes affect the light and airflow of your home. The practice of feng shui tells us that the windows are an important part of our home. They allow positive energy (Chi) to pass through to our home.
You must always keep them clean and tidy every time for good health and prosperity. Clean your window panes, screens, and all components a minimum of once a month. Remember to vacuum the frames and tracks with a crevice tool to ensure contaminants don’t accumulate.
Clean hidden areas
Negative energy can be found in messy and dirty areas that are usually out of our sight. This is why housekeeping pros usually focus on these hard-to-reach or hidden areas when cleaning up your home.
When cleaning up your home, remove accumulated dust from hidden areas like door tracks, shelves, cupboards, behind the fridge, and beneath furniture and appliances. You can easily collect tiny dust with a microfiber cloth.
Clean the front entrance
Feng shui practice believes that the home’s entrance is the chi’s mouth. It is perceived as the place where your home gets energy nourishment. Ensure that you always keep your entrance clutter-free and clean. If there is a wall directly opposite your front door, then don't keep it blank. It signifies a blank future. Instead, you can make the wall appealing by hanging an inviting painting or a wall hanging.
Purify your home’s air
Pollen, mites, allergens, dust particles, and other contaminants can affect your home's air quality which according to feng shui isn't right. Even some commercial cleaners individuals use for household hygiene maintenance can add indoor pollution since they usually carry volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Add plants to help improve air quality and invest in air purifiers that help remove allergens, viruses, mold spores, and bacteria.
Cleaning up your entire home helps create positive energy. A neat home not only brings good health but also happiness. Feng shui cleaning focuses on removing germs, dirt, and clutter and also serves as a barrier to producing good energy flow in your home.