Why is it important to de-clutter
Our homes and how they look reflect us as individuals. When our
home is overcrowded then we too feel overloaded, sometimes
overwhelmed, or burdened. In other words the physical baggage
(clutter) affects us in a physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual way. Karen Kingston in her book on Creating Sacred
Space with Feng Shui, explains that we are connected to
everything in our home. Almost like there are invisible threads
of energy to everything we have.
Read the questions below without answering them. Then after
reading through once close your eyes, and sit still. Take a
walk through your home starting at the front door and then
virtually walk through each room in your home. Then open your
eyes and answer the questions below.
Do you love your home? Are you happy in your home? Yes ,
If you had to choose one thing in your home that if you changed
this you know it would make the world of a difference what
would that be?
Do you want to declutter your home or office? If yes then
continue. Yes , No
Purging: Are there things you can think of that you don’t
love or use in your home?
Perhaps something you once loved or used and no longer do.
Unused electrical equipment? Paintings, furniture, or bed linen
that you no longer like? Old Medications? Unneeded computer
documents? Expired food?
Purging: What items do you think you have too many of or
How many toys do you have? Do you have extra towels? Pots and
Organization: If you had to choose just now one cupboard or
shelf in your home to clear or tidy up what would it
(proper practice is working on very small areas and
clearing/organizing them before moving on to the next small
To do list: Make a list of outstanding things,
these normally are at the back of our minds and disturb
us until they are done. These may be chores or things you have
been putting off for you or a member in your family, a promise
to another? Appointments to be made (Doctor, dentist,
Gynaecologist). Things to fix in your home or office. (leaking
taps, walls to paint, electrical item that has broken down)
Projects that you started and didn’t finish
Why do we
Karen Kingston's books:
Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
Creating Sacred Space With Feng Shui