Spring Clean the Feng Shui Way

Cures for the Clutter in Your Life



Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to clear out the clutter and make way for a brand new season of growth. Feng shui cures can help. Simply start with the cure that corresponds to your most compelling problem. Once that’s out of the way, it becomes easier to enact subsequent cures.

INSPIRATION
Wash the windows.
If you feel devoid of inspiration and motivation, wash all the windows. Windows represent your outlook on life. With clean and sparkling windowpanes, it will be easier to see your way clear to your heart’s desire. This is a helpful cure for people who are in dead-end jobs or suffer from depression. It’s fine to hire a professional to accomplish this labor-intensive task.

LOVE & ROMANCE
Clear out the space beneath the bed.
If you’d like a happier, healthier love life, look under the bed. Relocate any items that you use regularly, then discard or donate the rest. Keeping the space beneath your bed totally clear frees you to resolve any deceptions, hidden resentments or childhood traumas that may have affected romantic relationships.

FAMILY
Put stray photos into scrapbooks.
If you’re struggling with family squabbles, assemble stray photos into albums. Frame those that conjure good memories and display them in gathering spaces, such as the living room and kitchen. Keep family photos out of the bedroom, especially if you wish to maintain healthy boundaries with relatives.

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Clear out kitchen cabinets. Do you feel tired, unhealthy or depressed? Then clean out the cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Throw away items that are past their freshness date. Donate unwanted canned goods to charity. If you’re determined to improve your health, purge the house of all junk food.

TIME TO ENJOY LIFE
Scrub the bathroom until it shines. Do you have time for the activities you love? If not, you need to scrub your bathroom from top to bottom. Bathrooms represent self-care. When yours are sparkling and clean, you’ll find more time for the people and things that give you joy. Splurge on new towels, bath mats and shower curtains.


Stephanie Dempsey combines the precepts of astrology and feng shui in her design practice. She has authored a weekly column for Women.com and contributed to several books.

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