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.
I always start with cleaning my wardrobe, since it's most interesting and I discover so many old clothes I haven't worn in a while! I usually give away those clothes I find useless. I don't like cleaning that much but since spring has come, I forced myself to do some cleaning and it felt great! My house changed for better :D Now I only have to dig through my pc to find programmes I don't use and delete the unnecessary media... It will be tough but cleaning must be done ;)
I think for spring it's also nice to fill our surroundings with new things. Maybe change your diet, try eating new things? Buy a new cosmetic or a new piece of clothing? Watch a new movie? There're lots of possibilities.
Great tips for cleaning! Spring is the perfect time to dig into the back of the cupboards and drawers to see the things you’ll never use and get rid of them. I love the feng shui approach, not only is your house clean, but it truly seems like it will feel fresh :)
I love these tips! I'm normally not great at cleaning around the house, but I think I'll feel so much better about life with a clean house! Clean house, fresh start. You're so right that cleaning underneath things is so crucial, as my normal cleaning habits definitely revolve going AROUND these things, so god knows what's under there. I definitely think I'll be doing this soon to get a nice fresh start for spring!
I hate spring cleaning but I feel like I must do it every year, so thank you for this article, I will try to do it with Feng Shui tips and I hope it will be easier this year. ((: And you reminded me to clean up my computer and phone as well! I hadn't do it since 2012, so that should be fuuun :D
Clutter really brings me down. I've got my wardrobe out of the way. Next is the Pantry. The kids seem to think putting the groceries away is some kind of round peg in a square hole exercise. Then the big Tamale, the garage which is worse than the Pit of Despair.
I'm still in the middle of spring cleaning and I love how fresh and new everything feels. So far I've cleaned the floor, done all of my laundry and cleaned the cupboards. My next big challenge will be to clean out my wardrobe and maybe sell or give away the clothes I don't wear anymore to make room for new ones. You actually reminded me that I still have to clean my windows :)
I always kinda though feng shui wasn't actually a thing until I moved into my own apartment. Things just don't feel *right* until I have the room decluttered and the furniture rearranged in whatever way seems best. Its a great tip to actually clean under things too. I know it can be super tempting to be a little lazy and only vacuum the visible floor but just wait until you see whats been hiding under your couch!
I am planning to do my spring cleaning at the end of the month during the bank holiday; these are very useful information! I am always doing the basics like giving away clothes, I always that anything that hasnt been used for a year isn't necessary... however I didnt know anything about the feng shui techniques like moving the objects... I will definitely try this, we all need a house refreshing from time to time !
I really do believe that having a well organised home, means a well organised mind. And also I can feel the difference when the air can circulate around my home freely, and corners are cleared out. I have got more and more into simplifying my life and possessions as I get older and I do think that on some level it has had a positive impact on my life.