Learn about feng shui spring cleaning - office in this video.
Read the full transcript »
I am Carol Olmstead and my company is called Feng Shui For Real Life. Today, I am showing you how to spring clear with Feng Shui. Now we are in the home office. Whether you have an actual office, whether it's a craft room, a hobby room or it's simply the place where you pay your bills, it's a place where we all keep too much stuff. Clutter in Feng Shui represents postponed decisions and the inability to move forward. Spring is certainly the time when we want to move forward. So the first thing to do is to remove all of that paper. If it's something that you don't use, you have been putting off working on, it's time to move it out. The next thing I recommend you do is open your drawer. Let's see what's in there. How about the pencil? It doesn't write anymore; or the pen, it's dead; or the pencil with no eraser; or these disks that you have no idea what's on them; or these stickies that you can't use anymore; or that clip that you are certainly not going to use anymore; or maybe you have a whole collection of those rubber bands that break when you try to use them. Time to move them out. The best thing you can do in your office is to place a plant within 3 feet of your computer. Computers and all electronics generate electromagnetic issues that can have very negative effects on you and plants in your office help to eat up that electromagnetic energy. Finally, let's take a look whats on your bookshelves. In Feng Shui, we say that nothing new flows into your life till you make room for it. So it's time to take a look at what you're keeping on your bookshelves. We all love books but sometimes too many books is just too many books. Take a look at what you have, what you will read, what you will probably never read again. Sell some books, donate some books, get rid of some books on freecycle.org. Anything that puts them back out into the hands of people who want to read them, and you will make room for new things to flow into your life. Well, that's it in your home office. Now let's move on to your bedroom.