Clutter Clearing From The Feng Shui Perspective April 14, 2011

Clutter is anything that no longer serves a purpose in our lives. Clutter can even be things we love if they are scattered around and unorganized. Is your desk piled high with papers that need to be filed or thrown out? Is your closet so crammed with clothes that you can’t find anything? Do you have a room where you throw everything you don’t know what to do with?  If you answered yes to these questions then you could benefit from clearing your clutter.

When I do a feng shui consultation, the first thing I look for is clutter. We are connected energetically to everything we own. Having a house full of junk or objects that we have negative emotional connections to, can hold us back from living full lives. Clutter creates energy blockages in our homes. Have you ever noticed how overwhelming it feels to be in a home that is filled with clutter? My clients who have clutter feel overwhelmed, stuck, and their lives are either chaotic or at a standstill. After they clear their clutter they are amazed at the movement and opportunities in their lives. 

Clutter clearing guidelines:

  • Are you keeping things that serve no purpose in your life? Keep only things that you absolutely love and find useful.
  • Ask, “Why am I keeping this? Is it worth it to maintain this?”
  • Do you have possessions that bring up things about the past that are better left behind?   

Go through your things and decide what you are ready to let go of. It may not sound like fun but clearing clutter can feel really good. Once you get rid of your clutter the weight of this burden will be lifted and you may want to get rid of more stuff. It’s easy to get stuck thinking that there are more important things to do then going through your stuff. Taking the time to go through your things will actually create more time for life in the future. Start with one drawer at a time. If it is too overwhelming, enlist the help of a friend or professional to guide you through the process.


I have found that it is even more effective when my clients clear their clutter in conjunction with clearing the energy of the space because the unseen energy created by clutter can thwart your best efforts to get rid of things and continue to keep up on it.

Clearing clutter is a process of letting go that often happens in layers. Things we are not ready to let go of today, we may be ready to let go of tomorrow. Our society tells us that the more we have the happier we will be. The truth is that most people find having less is more and having more is a burden. The more conscious we make our choices about what we buy and keep, the better we will feel. Keep carving out time to go through your stuff, you will be surprised at the changes it brings.


For feng shui and clutter clearing advice tailored to your unique situation, contact Megan at (831) 588-5424.