Not surprisingly, the ancient feng shui practice also creates a link between the seasons and the connection we have with nature’s cycles.
One of the basic feng shui teachings is to get rid of the clutter – both mentally and physically. So, now that the days are getting longer and the need to clean up your home becomes more impending it could be the best time to throw away all the unnecessary stuff in your life.
Don’t fret! A great place to start is by cleaning out your wardrobe. Get out the colourful spring and summer clothes and get rid of the old clothes which you aren’t going to wear. Give away old and unused clothes and accessories to your friends or people in need. This will not only make more space in your closet for new ones, but will also leave you satisfied that you have made someone else happy too.
You can also do some decluttering of your cupboards, the refrigerator, shed and even smaller storage spaces such as drawers, bags with cosmetics and others. Remember that apart from clearing of the mind, decluttering will help you ensure prosperity according to feng shui.
Another spring cleaning tip, which reflects the teachings of feng shui is to clean up beneath things. Make an effort and move furniture off your carpets and clean underneath it thoroughly. Pick up objects, books, vases and anything you have in your home but haven’t moved in a while. The feng shui belief is that cleaning everywhere allows for an improved natural energy flow and circulation in a home. So, why not give your home and yourself a fresh flow of energy and fresher air by removing all that dust.
Of course, as part of your spring cleaning ritual you should wash all the windows in the home, as well as the curtains or blinds. This will let in more light into your home and will help you have a fresh perspective and feel freshness. While you are cleaning up, think about giving away some of your old books. By doing so you will open yourself up to exploring new ideas and have room to buy new ones.
When you are done cleaning up your real home, you should take some time to clean your virtual life as well. Declutter your storage, computer, phone and camera from any unnecessary information which you have saved. Back it up, or just get rid of it to make space for new information, photos and memories. Another cool idea is to refresh your social media profiles. This fresh update is a perfect way to round out your spring cleaning activities and start fresh.