Clutter clearing is a huge step to better health and wellbeing. It’s effective, exciting, motivating, and really worth the effort. It also helps to sort out your body and life. Its knock-on effect will make you feel better each day.
Nothing can enter a pot which is already overflowing! When you start clearing clutter, you make room for other things to come into your life, such as opportunities, ideas, friends.
Clutter clearing is clearing your home, workplace and life of things which are no longer useful, liked, nor make you feel good. It also helps you to clear out old feelings, emotions and negative memories, leaving you free to move forward in your life.
Clutter is stuff that has accumulated and which hasn’t had your attention for some time. It’s also unfinished business or jobs you never get around to doing.
Clearing clutter is addictive. It makes you feel so free, energetic and good, that you’ll want to keep doing it – but what a wonderful addiction! This is when your life begins to change because you are no longer held back by stuck energy.
How energy (chi) affects people
The quality of the chi around us (negative or positive), and the way it flows, determines our levels of health, energy, motivation, mood and more.
Negatively: Blocked energy flow is unhealthy and unbalanced and we’ll feel the same. We may feel tired, irritable, unmotivated, and sleep or work badly. Small health problems may occur, or disharmony in our daily life. Self-esteem and confidence may begin to suffer and we can become depressed and stressed.
Positively: Free-flowing, balanced energy around us and through us creates health, vitality and harmony and gives us a feeling of well-being and inner peace.
Clutter clearing is integral to feng shui, but also a stand-alone key factor in creating a healthy and supportive environment in which to live and work.
Energy gets stale around clutter. In feng shui, each of the nine compass areas of a property or room are associated with specific life areas and can be harmed by clutter. Clutter in SouthWest can affect relationships and drain female energy. In NorthWest it impacts business and male energy. In East it affects health, in SouthEast finances, and so on.
“When I sold my house I knew I needed some help in decluttering. I just didn’t know where to start. I had not only the normal clutter of everyday life but an enormous amount of paper work, from banks to old court cases and work stuff from my late husband. So I ‘hired’ Brenda and it was the best thing I could have done. She arrived early and set to on the paper work. It was fantastic. We got through all of it, throwing out an enormous amount, so that I was left with just the essentials. Obviously some of it was very personal and private and she would always ask before tearing up anything but in an amazingly unobtrusive way. I felt as if a heavy weight had been lifted from me.
I would thoroughly recommend Brenda to anyone who is feeling daunted by the very thought of clearing out their home. Sometimes you just need someone else to take the burden off you. It’s a wonderful relief.”
— S.C. Sintra, Portugal