Getting Organized for Spring

Getting Organized for Spring
By Laura Churchill Duke

Turns out, there’s a reason why they call it ‘spring cleaning.’ It is no wonder as, according to Feng Shui principles, this is the time when the dark energy of winter is moving into the high energy period of summer. It’s a time to literally shake off those cobwebs and invite positive energy into the home.
We spoke with Suzanne Stewart of Feng Shui by Suzanne in Wolfville, to get some tips on how we should be spring cleaning.

Suzanne says the first most important step is to declutter. Good energy cannot freely flow around your home when there are too many things getting in the way. Besides, when you get rid of things you no longer want or need, you are making room for new things in your life.

Another important aspect is looking at your honey-do list and fixing anything that is broken. Broken items in the house, says Suzanne, are a source of negative energy and just hold us back. If you haven’t gotten around to fixing something, or you are likely not to, then throw it out. Make room for positive new energy.

Spring is the time to open the doors, clean the windows so they can let in as much light as possible, dust under the bed, and especially clean the corners in our homes. Remember, according to Feng Shui, it’s best to do this in clockwise order around the house.

Let the positive energy flow in your home this spring!