When I tell my clients to de-clutter their closets, what I’m really saying is “create some space in your life.” Feng Shui principles encourage us to peek into those dark closets to begin to shift the energy in our spaces. This releases stale, blocked energy and welcomes in new, vibrant life energy.
As we’re moving into the warmer weather months, this is a great time to de-clutter your closets. I have three Feng Shui tips to help you to make some space in your closet and consequently, your life.
If they haven’t seen daylight in the last three years, it’s time to donate the clothing, accessories or shoes. Pay special attention to the items that fall into the categories of “does not fit anymore” or “never worn before.” If it doesn’t fit you anymore, whether it’s too small or too big, you’re holding onto blocked energy.
This often translates to holding onto weight. If you really want to release weight, let go of some of the clothing that’s holding you back. Then there are those outfits that looked good on the rack but are still hanging in your closet with price tags. Let them go, too!
Items that need mending not only look bad, they don’t get worn, and they also represent blocked energy. Take a few minutes and decide if you want to repair the piece or let it go, and be aware that the clothes in need of repair may cause stress and take up valuable room in your closet and life. Open up that space for positive opportunities and growth.
Nine Items a Day
Finally, most people get easily overwhelmed when it comes to de-cluttering, which in turn makes it stressful. If the thought of attacking the whole closet creates dismay, take a Feng Shui approach and evaluate nine items a day. That’s it. Nine is an auspicious Feng Shui number and keeps the de-cluttering process manageable.
Spend at least one day this week de-cluttering and pull out nine items of clothing. Keep in mind what works for you and what you never wear, as well as what clothing exudes positive energy and what may be holding you back.
Remember, if your closet is full, you won’t have room for anything new. This applies literally and metaphorically; there is no space to attract and accept opportunities and no room to grow. Let go of those items that you no longer need, and create a vacuum for the universe to bring something new and fantastic in your life.