If you want to live a happy, productive life, get all those pieces of rubbish out of your office or house!
You don’t need a Feng Shui expert to tell you that keeping all sorts of trash in your house or office – like old clothes, magazines, toys, newspapers and other bric-a-brac – will do you no good, and in fact will drain you of your energy and health.
And besides, wouldn’t your home look nicer without all those mess and clutter?
With the Chinese New Year just a few days away, you better hurry up and get all those mess out of your house and your life as well. Start the year with a clean, uncluttered and spacious house or office space, and you will draw all the positive energies into your own life.
If you’re harboring 30-year-old clothes from your closet — yuck! — get them out! Their smell alone could probably knock out even a rat, even if it their year this year.
Here’s what Feng Shui experts say about dirty, cluttered homes versus clean and organized homes.
What does a dirty, cluttered home do to you?
• It makes you feel tired. A cluttered home is a visual and psychic drain. All that stuff makes you fatigued. Feng Shui expert Gi Santos says one of the most fatigued people he knows simply would not throw anything away. Antiques were her specialty. Everything was a “collectible.” Gi says after he told her about the ill effects of keeping such antiques, she finally let go of her addiction. Now she’s regaining her energy, he says.
• It makes you feel hopeless. Simply put, too much stuff is overwhelming and we can’t handle it all, so we throw our psychological hands in the air in frustration. We keep putting off cleaning up, hoping someone will fix it up for us or by some
miracle, it will clear by itself…of course, that’s wishful thinking.
• It makes you poor. Ever notice those homes of the super-rich? They’re a study in restraint. You notice their homes because stuff isn’t everywhere. In contrast, look at the homes of people who are struggling to make ends meet. You will most likely find all sorts of clutter and trash inside their homes.
• It makes you feel out of control in your life. That’s because the stuff is in control and you’re not. Put yourself in the driver’s seat of your life and take control of all that unwanted stuff by donating it, throwing it away, or organizing it.
What does a clean, organized home do for you?
• It gives you a sense of calm. Imagine walking into a room where the tops are cleared off and there are no papers and mess scattered about. How does it make you feel? That’s the feeling you get when you walk into a hotel room. It’s neat and you can see the room and not all the stuff.
• It gives you back your health. Dirty, cluttered houses can make you fatigued, constipated, have back pain, and congested. Not just because there’s stuff everywhere, but because there is dust on all that stuff — and dust is nothing but negative energy. Unclog your home and your health will definitely improve!
• It gives you wealth. Think about the times when you were doing well financially. As money worries piled up, did you ever make the correlation that so has all the stuff around you? Get rid of it and you will see financial flow again! There was this guy who built a house some years back, and it had that model home look for about two years. Slowly but surely the knickknacks began taking over every surface and stuff began to pile up in corners. As this has happened, this guy’s financial situation began to deteriorate as well.
• It puts you in control of your life. Suddenly, order appears in the Universe, you can find things. The feeling of being overwhelmed will pass away. Again, take a look at the homes of super wealthy people – they are a picture of prudence and restraint.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get those garbage bags and start putting all those oldie stuffs into them. Then wait for the garbage truck to arrive and dispose of them!
A clean, healthy Chinese New Year to all!