We have talked about why we should declutter – and we have looked at a specific plans to tackle the garage. Next up – Room by Room The House! Read easy to follow steps from Feng Shui Professional, Michele Duffy, and embrace your home declutter today!
PHASE II-ROOM BY ROOM THE HOUSE
(start here if you do not have a garage but familiarize yourself with steps 1-9)
10. Create a vision for the room you’re cleaning and what you want it to look like!
11. Start in what should be a sacred haven, the Master Bedroom (a power area in Feng Shui) and repeat steps 1-9.
12. Declutter to create intimacy in the Master Bedroom! From a Feng Shui perspective, if we make improvements in the Master Bedroom power are, where rest and romance nurture the keepers of the castle, that positive energy will spread to the rest of your home! No room in a home is more important to a couple than their bedroom from a Feng Shui perspective. The Master Bed is a power area and is the most important piece of furniture in the entire home since it nourishes the personal Qi (vital energy life-force) of the keepers of the castle! The bed needs to neatly made EVERY SINGLE DAY! Disarray in your master bedroom has more impact on family life, on love and respect, and on relationships than any other room. The Master Bedroom should be a sacred place that reflects your relationship and fosters rest, romance, intimacy, peace, love, and is uber cozy!
13. If you are still on a roll then do the Master Bath and closets! Carefully pull everything out of your bedroom closets, sort, donate clothes you have not worn in a year, and also make more closet space room by using the thin felt hangers system. Place laundry where it belongs, scent matters so strategically place closet fresheners, and then also store some Master Bedroom items in your clean garage for one month. If you don’t use them in that one month, then re-evaluate if they should be donated, stored or tossed.
14. Next de-clutter the Kitchen (another Feng Shui power area), repeat all the steps, go through your refrigerator and every single cupboard.
15. Make a schedule for next tackling children’s rooms; repeating steps 1-9.
16. Onward to the rest of the bathrooms. Go through the shelves in your bath closets, under the sink cupboards, and vanity drawers. Buy clear or colorful shelf bins for storage and throw away items that are half used, empty, and if an items is unused and unwanted, it can be donated too.
17. Make your way to space clearing the family, living & dining rooms and repeat steps 1-9 for each area. Make sure you have ample storage to stow children’s toys but also go through the toy pile when kids are not home and toss broken toys, ones that are no longer age appropriate, or ones that can be stored and brought out for Christmas in July! Consider having window seats that double as storage units or check out some of the modular storage solutions IKEA offers which is attractive and reasonable.
18. Make cleaning up fun for your kids for example create a basketball shoot out of their laundry baskets or toy boxes and show them how to make a basket.