Do I Have to Declutter?
The short answer is yes. Declutter.
Now, you might be thinking, “My home (apartment, condo, closet, drawer, cabinet, car, office, etc.) isn’t cluttered! What is she talking about?”
Let’s think about clutter for just a moment. We can find the technical definition in a dictionary, but clutter can also mean different things to different people. For some, clutter might be a stack of folders or notebooks on the corner of their desk that they have not yet filed. For others, it might be a garage stacked with boxes (and your car is parked outside).
I am not a professional organizer, nor do I play one on TV (yep, I might be showing my age with that line), but here’s one thing I can tell you without a doubt…before you start making Feng Shui enhancements to your home, you must first declutter.
Much like trying to make Feng Shui enhancements to your space without repairing (or replacing) broken items, decluttering before you start making enhancements is also an important part of the process.
Space equals opportunity. If you don’t have space (or make space) for something, how can you expect anything new to enter your life?
Sometimes things are easier said than done. Clutter can make your feel overwhelmed. Heck, even thinking about clutter and the task of decluttering might make you feel overwhelmed. And why is that? What is it that is holding you back or making you feel stuck? Is it the “clutter”? Is it the sentimental value you are holding onto? Is it the decision making (What do I do with this? Where should it go?)?
When decluttering in order to start your Feng Shui journey, start small. Set your pace. For some, taking several hours or a day to work on one room is what works best for them. For others, it might be better to take 15 minutes to work on one drawer, or 30 minutes to clean out your car. Do what works best for you.
And remember, while you are decluttering, think about how you are making space for all the new opportunities and positive changes to enter your life.
Thank you for reading!