Do You Need a Clutter Buster?

Clutter busting
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If you want more money, you do! The quickest way to manifest more money is to clear out clutter. Clutter busting helps with a number of other life issues as well!

When I do a Feng Shui home consult, I specifically ask the client not to clean or straighten up. By seeing how they live on a daily basis, I’m better able to help them shift the energy in their space and get to the root of their life challenges.

So, I do see clutter. And, to be honest, I have a few clutter spots in my own home. My office closet is one of them. I swear the stuff in there is multiplying! I have cleaned and organized this closet multiple times. You know how it is…you clean out other areas and more stuff gets shoved into the closet, right? It can be a vicious cycle.

So what’s clutter got to do with manifesting money?

In Feng Shui, clutter represents stuck energy. When energy is stuck, money cannot flow to you. More than that, though, the objects in your space affect you. They generally either lift you up or they drag you down. Yes, clutter an physically and mentally drain you. And, clutter in the different areas of your home (in Feng Shui we call them guas) can keep you from moving forward in that area (such as career or partnership or wealth).

Clutter can cause:

  • Clouded vision
  • Overwhelm
  • Relationships to suffer
  • Weight issues
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Health issues
  • Lack of focus
  • Lost opportunities
  • Financial difficulties
  • Impeded growth

The more clutter you have piled on horizontal surfaces (desks, dressers, countertops, fireplace mantels, etc.) the cloudier your vision and the less clear you are about where you’re headed in life.

By removing clutter, you are allowing vital energy, opportunities and money to flow to you. The empty space creates a vacuum, begging to be filled with the things you really want to be, do and have in your life. It stands to reason, then, that clearing clutter is the quickest way to manifest more money.

Clutter can take many forms including: paper, email, mind, disorganized stuff, things that are broken, excess amount of things, unused items, things you don’t love, things that belong to someone else (caretaker items).

Clutter Busting Tips

1)   If you don’t use it and/or love it, let it go!

2)   Clear one space: a counter, a shelf, a corner, your dresser and declare this spot as a clutter-free zone which means keeping it clear!

3)   Start in your bedroom. Make that a haven so you can sleep well and have the energy to tackle the rest of it.

4)   Clear clutter according to categories, such as clothing, books, shoes, nick nacks

5)   Spend 9 minutes a day clearing clutter and in a month you will have spent 4 ½ hours clearing clutter! Set a timer. You can do anything for 9 minutes, right?

6)   Remove 9 items every day that you don’t use, or love or are broken. In just 9 days you will have removed 81 things!

7)   Ring a bell over the clutter or hang a clear round crystal in the area to get the energy moving and help you gain clarity about what to keep

8)   Sort items into 5 categories: Keep/Donate/Toss/Sell/Undecided

*Keep items:   Find a permanent home for them…everything has a place
*Donate:   Remove the bags immediately and put them in car for drop off
*Toss:   Put them out with the next garbage pickup
*Sell:   Start taking pictures and listing one or two a day
*Undecided:   This box helps keep the process moving along. Most likely when you are done going through an area, you will have a different view of the things that are in this box and be ready to let them go!

9) Put everything in a box. This is an option for quickly clearing an area.  Use a notecard to write down what’s in the box. Then, store it. If you don’t use any of the items in 6 months, you’ll know it’s safe to let them go!

Whatever suggestions you like of the 9 I’ve provided above, simply begin. Once you start, you will shift the energy in your space and be inspired to continue!

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Define Your Work Space – Feng Shui tips for Home Offices

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I often work with clients who are self-employed and run their businesses out of their homes, like I do. This can present a number of Feng Shui and life challenges. In smaller homes where there isn’t an extra room to use for an office, you may not have a defined work space. Or, if you do have an office, that space may be cluttered or used for multiple purposes. Work may also spill into other areas of the home or you find yourself doing work in the family room or at the kitchen table.

Another issue with businesses based in the home is a lack of separation between home and work time so you may find that you are working all the time and/or your family is disrupting your work. This can lead to a feeling of not being taken seriously either by your family or your clients.

Having a defined work space is important because: 

  1. Your work can be contained
  2. Your family will know when you are working
  3. It helps you focus and adopt a business mindset when you are in that space
  4. It sends the Universe a message that you are serious about this business
  5. You can virtually “close the door” on your work to enjoy your home life

You can create a defined space using walls or doors of course. However, you can also use screens or something comparable to create your defined office space. This space should be as far from the bedroom as possible so that you are able to relax and not be thinking about work while you are trying to sleep. Hint – the closer your office is to the front door, the more easily business can find you!

If your office is in a spare room, it should not double as a guest room or play room. Having a multi-purpose space confuses the energy (chi) because it doesn’t know what opportunities to send here. Also, having a bed in the space where you are meant to be working can reduce productivity effectively lulling you to sleep.

Why do I need a desk?

Do you know any executives who do not have a desk? If you are serious about building a viable and successful business, you’d be wise to compare your office to that of a top level executive. You will be taken more seriously by both family and clients and be sending the message to the Universe that your work is important which energetically grows your business.

Set your “executive” office up for success with:

  • A good sized desk
  • A high back chair (in Feng Shui this is about backing for decisions & support)
  • Desk facing the door with a supporting wall behind (about seeing what’s coming)
  • Art that is professional rather than “homey”
  • No beds or childish things
  • Minimal to no clutter
  • Neatly organized books
  • Only a few pictures of family

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Your Space Reflects Your Life – What is yours saying?

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Feng Shui can help you move past your current life obstacles or challenges with ease and grace! It works by helping you get clear about what you really want in your life (your intentions) and taking action to shift the energy around the obstacle. It’s a bit like rerouting traffic around an accident scene. The change you make can be very small and simple, like keeping the toilet seat down. It doesn’t cost you anything to do that, yet it will keep your money from escaping down the drain.

I recently heard Doreen Virtue say that no one, not even the well known spiritual teachers including herself, has all their stuff together. Everyone has life issues they are working on. I know I do and I’m willing to bet you do too!

It is the human condition to constantly be seeking more from life, to be continuously launching new rockets of desire.  Maybe it’s your health or your finances that are not up to par. Or perhaps you are still looking for your soul mate or want a more fulfilling career. Are there things you want to learn? Do you want a closer relationship with your siblings or parents?

The Feng Shui Bagua is a core element to understanding how Feng Shui works and how to apply it to your home or office. Feng Shui is based on the principle that your environment reflects and affects your life. It is an ancient Chinese art and science thousands of years old which works to arrange your home in a way that is flowing, peaceful and inviting. Feng Shui brings harmony to your home by unblocking stuck energy and is a powerful tool for attracting the people, circumstances and things you want in your life.

The Four Principles of Feng Shui

  1.  Everything is energy ~ Keep only those things in your space that you truly love and/or use. If it doesn’t raise your energy up, let it go!
  2.  Intention is key ~ Focusing on what you really want as you make Feng Shui changes is important. It is not just about moving your stuff. It’s about WHY you are moving or placing something in a specific location.
  3.  Use nature as a model for balance ~ Balance colors, textures, shapes and elements within your home to bring more harmony.
  4.  Your space reflects your life ~ What does your space say about you? Making changes in your space can effect changes in your life, even moving 1 thing that hasn’t been moved in 6 months can create a shift.

I have been studying and practicing Feng Shui for over 10 years and have learned to recognize subtle things in an environment which effect the flow of energy and opportunities. Being intuitive also helps since I not only see, I also feel the energetic stop signs in your space. These are the things that are blocking you from attracting everything you want. Without ever having met the occupant, I can tell many things about them simply by visiting their space. Using a Bagua, you, too, will be able to recognize what is going on in your life and make changes that will shift you back onto the path to your dream life.

What is a Bagua?

The Feng Shui Bagua (pronounced ba gwa) is a mental map of your space. Each section relates to a life area and has an associated color, element, number and body part. Each area or gua relates to a physical area in your home.

What do I do with a Bagua?

Line the Bagua with the arrows on the bottom, as if you were standing outside your home or office looking at the front door. The front door is the main entrance to your home which has the house numbers, not the entrance you may use all the time (like coming through your garage). Your front door will typically either be in Knowledge, Career or Helpful People. Any attached buildings, including garages and screened porches are included in your Bagua. For more details on how to create a blueprint for your home to use the Bagua, click here: Blueprint creation instructions

Once you have oriented the Bagua on your space, you can look at the life areas you want to improve (such as Career, Wealth, Partnership, Health, etc.) and see what’s happening in that area of your home.

  1. Clear the clutter (including in closets and drawers in that area). For more tips on clearing clutter, check out these blogs:
    Clear Clutter Once and For All!
    Clearing Clutter in “Disguise”
    Do You Need a Clutter Buster?
  2. Remove dead plants
  3. Repair or toss anything that is broken

You can place the Bagua over the main level of your home, an individual room, your desk or even your dresser. Remember the main entrance to your home or the room is always at the bottom so your Wealth corner is the back left of the space and Partnership is back right.

Do me a favor, will you? Place the Bagua on your home and comment below about what you found in your Wealth corner that surprised you or that you had forgotten about!

If your home is not square, there may be missing pieces. I can help you with a Quick Shift Feng Shui virtual consult to create your accurate Bagua map. Learn more here: www.findingyourfiji.com/FENGSHUI

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Kim Julen is a WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner and a  Certified Angel Card Reader. www.FindingYourFiji.com  651-230-7361

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