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How to Clear the Clutter (and your mind) Using Feng-Shui to Successfully Work from Home

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As many of you know, I’m Feng Shui certified. For those who didn’t – surprise! If ever there was a need for Feng Shui, this is it. Although I decided not to make it my career….yet, it is part of my everyday life. So I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve learned. Warning – this is long 🙂

Here are my top Ten COVID-19 Feng Shui Tips:

  1. Clear Clutter
    Get off your butt and clear out the clutter. All of it. Look around you, open that drawer, closet, cupboard you’ve been afraid of the last two years. Grab a garbage bag and go for it. Be ruthless. Clutter holds energy stagnant, and if you’re stuck in your house, the last thing you need is stagnant energy.
  2. Make sure all your plants are alive.
    Sorry if that sounds silly, but I’m amazed at how many people have dead plants in their homes. Get them out. They’re not doing you any good, plus they’re freaking ugly. If they’re on death’s door, make a decision. Are you going to take what it requires to bring them back to life or not? If not, well, you know what to do.
  3. Bring in fresh flowers if you don’t have allergies, of course.
    Fresh flowers bring lovely energy to any space. Make sure you change the water the moment it becomes cloudy. I change mine daily. Once flowers die, remove them.
  4. Make a “have the time” list
    Go through each room and make a list of all those things you’ve been saying you’ll do when you “have the time.” Like that drawer knob, that’s just a little loose. In fact, tighten all the drawer knobs while you’re at it. Fix the lightbulb that went out six months ago. You get the picture.
  5. Create a workspace.
    If you’re working from home, take the time to create a distinct space, even if you have to remake a closet for the time being. Keeping work and life separate will help with the balance and help minimize stress. Keep this space organized and clean, so you feel good when you’re there. This is especially important if you’re used to working in an office.
  6. Only keep what you love.
    Look around each room and evaluate what you love and what you don’t. If you don’t love it, why is it there? Now is an excellent time to part with anything that doesn’t serve a purpose or bring you joy. If there’s a painting hanging in your house that you hate looking at every day. I don’t care who gave it to you, or how much it’s worth, move it along.
  7. Move things around.
    Energy gets stuck when nothing moves. Ever wondered what the couch would look like on the other wall but never have the time to try it out? Here’s your chance. It’s just furniture – it moves. Don’t like it; move it back. Just the act of moving it around will stir up the energy and give it new life.
  8. Clean, clean, clean.
    Get in the nooks and crannies we never have time for in our regular life. Is that a dog you didn’t know you had or a dust bunny under your bed? It’s time to find out.
  9. Tackle the garage.
    If you have a garage, this is a great time to take it on. Many of us use it as the dumping place for everything we can’t fit in our homes. The chances are that means it doesn’t have a place in our lives. The sun is starting to come out more regularly, and the temperatures are climbing, but not too hot. Take advantage of it and dive in. Take everything out and think twice before putting anything back in.
  10. Look in your closets.
    It will likely be spring, or close to it when we emerge. Get ready for it. Go through your clothes, shoes, etc. Do you love what you have, and does it look good on you? Only keep what you love.

I know I say all too often, “I wish I had more time.” I’m guessing you do too. Well, here’s our chance. Let’s make the best of it.

Feng Shui Away!!

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