It's Time for a Spring Clean
24 February 2020
Spring is here and with the new season comes new beginnings. Spring is a time for clearing out, letting go and starting afresh. We all know how we can hibernate in winter and accumulate far more things than we need. Well, now is the time to take stock of all that you have and decide what needs to go. For centuries people have taken to the idea of a spring clean as something quite symbolic of getting rid of the old to make way for the new.
In today’s society, we tend to gather so many things in our lives and in our homes, to the point where we barely have and free space to simply move and breathe. Living in a densely crowded space has been proven to have quite a deep mental and emotional impact on our lives. When our external environment is untidy and cluttered we tend to feel trapped and closed in which affects our overall creativity, positivity and passion for life.
Feng Shui design is an ancient Chinese practice of creating positive energy in one’s home. A significant part of this practice is the elimination of unnecessary items in your home to create a sense of space and peace. Clearing out excess clutter in your home brings a sense of lightness and openness.
Here are some top tips to spring clean your home and bring a sense of Feng Shui:
Let go of anything you have not used in a year or more. Now, this does not mean you have to necessarily sell this item or give it away, you can also place it in storage but the idea is to create space and clear out those items that you are not using on a daily basis and are just creating clutter in your life.
Go through all of your cupboards and draws. We know this can be a scary thing to do but it is highly necessary to clearing out your home and creating space. Throw away all those old business cards and pamphlets and keep only the essentials. If you are placing items into storage, create a box that you can begin to fill with your storage items.
Go through your wardrobe. Take the time to go through all your clothes and let go of any items that you have not worn in the past 2 years. Decide which items you would like to give away and perhaps those vintage items that you are not quite ready to let go of - consider placing them in your storage unit.
Go through your garage. This is most probably the scariest place of them all as we tend to put all of our miscellaneous items here. Be courageous and go through all those shelves and boxes to determine what you really need in your life. Throw all unnecessary items away and select which items to take with you to your storage unit
Throw away everything that is broken, torn or dirty beyond repair.
Replace the space you have created with plants to bring more oxygen and greenery into your home. Plants naturally uplift a space and bring a sense of peace. We understand that letting go of old belongings and clearing out is a difficult process to go through and while it may be easy enough to throw away certain items, others items, no matter how old they are will always hold sentimental value.
We want to support you through this process and provide you with the perfect sized storage unit for you where you can keep all of your precious items in a safe and secure place where you can come visit anytime you need to. This way you can still keep all those belongings that have a special place in your heart while your home becomes decluttered and clear, giving you a greater sense of peace both internally and externally.