“Love people and use things, not love things, and use people.” This can’t be said enough.
I’ve been working on an article for a local magazine, and my subject is “Organization and Feng Shui.” This is a topic that I could write a whole lot more about than the couple thousand words I’m limited to.
Organization and the lack of clutter are an integral part of a calm, joyful home. It’s tough to have a Home Full of Peace if you’re surrounded by the chaos created from an unlimited number of variables like tumultuous relationships, construction sites outside your door, neighborhood feuds, scarcity, and loneliness. And, that chaos can also be blamed on “things!” things. Today, let’s talk about what you have in your home. Organization is putting possessions in order so that you can easily find them and then use them. Easily found and used, wouldn’t that be great?
Being organized can genuinely change your life, but most people get overwhelmed just thinking about it! My goal is to empower you to make changes using methods that will help you stay organized, which will allow your home to function more smoothly. Creating serenity in your home fosters peace-filled living.
Feng Shui is an ancient science and art that explains many things, including why some spaces feel calm and peaceful, and others feel uncomfortable and unsafe, and organization is an essential facet of this practice. Concepts include flow, energy, relaxation, and opportunities.
• organization invites flow into your home, and life
• clutter, disorganization, and accumulated dirt block energy
• home should be your sanctuary, where you can truly relax
• letting go of possessions invites growth opportunities
Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
This quote is fantastic! So many people just keep adding to their “stuff,” believing that it will fill in other holes in life or make them appear more sophisticated or wealthy. My strong recommendation is to rethink that!
“Love It or Use It”
I define clutter as anything that is: disliked, unused, in excess, broken, obsolete, disorganized, or that makes you uncomfortable. My guidelines for stuff are:
you either “love it”—it makes you smile or has a beautiful memory attached to it, or
you “use it”—it has a day-to-day utilitarian purpose.
Getting your home organized is a rewarding process! Ideally, everyone would be involved if you live with others because we don’t all value possessions the same way. Take into account what everyone you live with considers their “most important” things.
When you spend less time taking care of things, you can devote more time loving people. Believe me, that return on your investment is a lot better!
I hope you have a peaceful week,
I am going to keep and read this blog over and over again as I make decisions on moving onto a new home. I am going to remember sophisticated. . . not less, not smaller. Thanks!
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication — AMEN!