19 Dec Using Feng Shui Techniques to Organize Your Home
Are you tired of the way your home looks and feels? Does the clutter overwhelm you or cause you to be depressed, frustrated or anxious? If so, consider reorganizing your space following the principles of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of arranging objects to create balance and harmony and has been practiced for over four thousand years. While Feng Shui experts may spend a lifetime perfecting their craft, you can easily use a few key concepts to create a more pleasant environment in your home.
Welcome Fresh Energy into Your Home
The underlying belief in Feng Shui is that chi, or energy, makes up and moves through everything. When energy gets blocked, it becomes stagnant and creates disharmony in the surrounding area. The front door is considered to be the entryway of chi or the place where energy enters your home. Naturally, you want energy to flow in effortlessly, so it’s important to keep the vicinity clean and clutter-free. Unfortunately, the area around the front door is often a dumping ground for shoes, umbrellas, coats, etc. To contain the clutter and create a tidier space, consider adding a coat closet to your front hall or foyer. All you need is a blank wall, a little bit of room, and help from the professionals at Closets by Design. They can design a coat storage space with hanging bars, shoe racks, and adjustable shelves . You can even incorporate cubbies or baskets for each family member’s belongings, so everyone can contribute to keeping your entryway tidy and the energy flowing.
In Feng Shui, the reason for getting rid of clutter is to open up space for new things to come into your life. Every time you get rid of stuff you no longer use or need, you make room for something fresh to enter. Clutter also traps energy and causes it to become stagnant, so a bookcase stuffed with books and magazines you may never look at again is not only an eyesore, it can make the entire room feel messy and disorganized. If you need to rein in an overflowing media collection (whether it consists of books, vinyl, or those CDs you can’t bear to part with), start by editing out the items you don’t want. Then find an efficient and neat way to store what remains. Closets by Design’s custom media centers offer a great solution. With a combination of shelves, drawers, and cubbies, you can organize all your media and electronics while hiding unsightly cables and streaming boxes. Best of all, we offer a variety of styles so your new piece will complement your existing furniture.
Remove Obstacles in Your Path
Any physical thing that impedes your progress is an obstacle, and if it interrupts your progress, it’s also disrupting the flow of energy through your home. Take a good look around your house. Where do you consistently run into obstacles? Is it the bar stool that juts out a little too far? Think about replacing it with one that’s a better fit. Has the plant in the corner of your dining room started taking over the space? Don’t be afraid to give it a good pruning. Do you trip over shoes and piles of clothes every time you walk through your bedroom? It’s definitely time for a custom closet. No matter what size your closet is, the experts from Closets by Design will work with you to make the most of all the space you have. If your closet is small, we’ll maximize every inch by incorporating the design features that suit your particular needs. And if you have a walk-in, we can include drawers, a tilt-out hamper, a jewelry drawer, and more to keep your clothing and accessories organized and within easy reach. When you have a designated place for everything, you can quickly put away any clothing or shoes that might otherwise become obstacles on your path.
Learn More about How Closets by Design Can Help
At Closets by Design, we’re passionate about assisting our customers as they organize their homes. Since 1982, we’ve been an industry leader due to our winning combination of high-quality products, great value, and outstanding customer service. Contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation and learn how our organization solutions can help you create more balance in your home.