There are a number of negative aspects to having a cluttered home. Not only will an overstocked home increase your chances of having rodents, but it will disrupt the flow of positive energy in your home (feng shui). People incorporate feng shui into the design aspects of a home for different reasons, one of which is to attract positive energy in the areas of health, spirituality and finances. If you find that it’s difficult for you to advance in any of these areas, test the philosophy; de-clutter your home, incorporate aspects of feng shui and see if things turn around for you. Feng Shui refers to the ancient Chinese system of creating harmony throughout a space.
The philosophy of Feng Shui is about 5,0000 years old and is currently applied in various areas of spatial design, including architecture, the construction of buildings and interior design. The study of feng shui is extensive, but for the scope of this article, feng shui will be discussed in reference to clutter and interior design. In the midst of clutter, the average person is uncomfortable and it’s difficult to think clearly. There is no magic or mysticism to feng shui. The flow of energy in your space will naturally affect your way of thinking, which will influence your actions, which in turn will affect your life – the energy you draw to yourself. To create a positive flow of energy in your home, there must be space for energy to flow. If your home is jammed packed with items, energy will be disrupted and so will your thoughts and you will be stifled in other areas of your life.
Another aspect of clutter that affects your life is that when you hold on to things that essentially have no value, then you will replicate the same thing in your life. If you haven’t used something in more than a few months, you likely never will. Getting rid of the old, useless items in your home will help you make space for useful, new things in your actual life. Your living environment should reflect how you wish your life to be. Start de-cluttering by getting rid of the things that you no longer use. During the process of letting go of your old things, you will start to feel lighter and start generating positive energy. As sure as moving company insurance will protect your items, de-cluttering your home will help you live a more fulfilled life overall.