Spring Cleaning and Cleansing: A Feng Shui Guide to Prepare Your Home
Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, both inside and outside the home. In feng shui, spring is associated with the element of wood and represents growth, new beginnings, and abundance. It's the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and cleansing to prepare your home for the season.
Inside Cleaning and Cleansing
To start, declutter your home. Clutter represents stagnant energy and blocks the flow of positive chi (energy) in your home. Get rid of any items that no longer serve you or bring you joy. This will make room for new energy and opportunities to enter your life. Consider donating or selling items that are in good condition but no longer needed.
Next, deep clean your home. A clean home promotes positive energy flow and creates a harmonious environment. Use environmentally friendly cleaning products. (read my blog on DIY cleaning products, using simple everyday household items).
Start with the windows, letting in more light and fresh air. Windows in feng shui are considered the eyes of the home, connecting your inside space to the outside world. Clean windows create a sense of openness and promotes feelings of clarity and focus.
Then, clean all surfaces and floors, including hard-to-reach areas like baseboards and ceiling fans. A deep clean of your home will remove any stagnant energy and make your home feel fresh and inviting.
To add an extra layer of cleansing, burn sage or palo santo throughout your home. These natural herbs have been used for centuries to clear negative energy and promote positive energy flow. As you burn the herbs, set your intentions for the season and visualize your home being filled with fresh, new energy.
Bring in fresh flowers to celebrate spring and reinforce your intentions for this season.
Outside Cleaning and Cleansing
The outside of your home is just as important as the inside. By clearing away debris and clutter from your yard or patio, you create a welcoming environment for positive energy to flow into your home. This will also help promote healthy growth in your garden and create a flourishing space to enjoy the spring weather.
Next, clean your windows and doors. This will let in more natural light and fresh air and helps you feel more connected to the outdoors.
If you have a porch or deck, consider adding some potted plants or flowers. This vibrant and thriving energy will bring in the energy of the season and help foster growth and abundance.
Finally, clean your front door and consider painting it a fresh, new color. In feng shui, the front door represents opportunities and new beginnings. A new color can help create a fresh start and invite new opportunities into your life.
Happy spring cleaning!