Feng Shui Tips
For Your Home

You may have heard of Feng Shui before or have at least been familiarized with the concept of a home’s energy (also known as chi) while binge-watching Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” on Netflix. Feng shui is Chinese literally translated to “wind” and “water” respectively. In very basic terms, it is the idea that the inside of our home should match the energies and patterns of nature. Feng Shui holds the belief that the state of our home is a reflection of what is going on around us. When our home correctly reflects the energy found in nature, represented in what’s called a Bagua map, we bring in more abundance and prosperity! Who doesn’t want that? The opposite is also true. When our home does not reflect the rhythms and energies in nature, it is said that we bring in negative energy and bad luck into our home and lives. Many people hire feng shui specialists to come into their home and completely redecorate (or sometimes even remodel!), paying attention to colors, location of furniture (having your desk chair face the door is a must) the representations of each element in the Bagua map and a myriad of other things. But to get you started, here are five Feng Shui tips you can start in your home right now, no specialist nor remodeling required!

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The Tips...

Clean and maintain your front door.


Regularly sweep leaves, wipe down the door, clear spider webs and even shine your door handle. Your front door is the welcoming center of your home. By taking good care of it, you make it a magnet for positivity.

Clean and shine your stovetop.


It may sound silly, but in Feng Shui your stovetop represents prosperity and abundance. By keeping this area clean and by regularly using every stove top (not favoring the front left. Just me?), you’ll be welcoming in more positive energy, prosperity and abundance. And who doesn’t love a clean stovetop?



Messy house? Messy life. Stressful house? Stressful life. Start by putting a box by the front door. Everyday for a month choose one thing to let go of in your home. You’ll be amazed at how addictive the art of decluttering can be! Donate the box to a good cause instead of throwing it away.

Open your windows and curtains.


Let in all the fresh air. Needing some new energy or your stay at home work space feeling “meh”? Open the windows.

Thank your home.


We all know the power of a grateful heart. Have you tried thanking your home out loud? Instead of complaining about everything that’s going wrong with your home or that you need to fix, try thanking your home for providing you shelter, warmth and memories. Doing this will switch your mindset to gratitude, making those mundane and sometimes tedious tasks around the house an act of joy and thankfulness. Happy home, happy YOU!

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So, there you have it. Five feng shui tips to start right now!
Which one do you think you’ll try first?

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