While “out of sight out of mind” is a classic saying, when it comes to Feng Shui it’s more like “behind closed doors matters”. We are energetically effected by the happenings of what goes on inside our closets and cabinets so here are 3 things to do that will impact your Feng Shui and get good things flowing for you.
1. Clear the Clutter.
This goes without saying that clearing the clutter will help lift your energy and straighten out your life, but we always have to be reminded of this from time to time as the piles build up. In Feng Shui your home is a mirror reflection of who you are and what is going on in your life, so when things are all nice and neat on the outside of the home, but messy on the inside, it usually means there is some kind of stress for you going on emotionally under the surface or behind closed doors. Cleaning out your closets and getting things in order will help to move you towards a state of balance.
2. Add Bagua Energy.
Just because something is behind closed doors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make enhancements and add some decoration. It doesn’t even have to be much, just enough to anchor the energy. Determine where you closet sits within the Bagua map of the floorplan of your home and BE CREATIVE! (See this post for a quick Bagua overview)
Here are a few ideas from clients of how they are adding energy behind closed doors….
This coat closet is in the Career area so she artfully added some nice black and white artwork stenciled right onto the wall (black is the symbolic color of the career area).
This client happens to have her kitchen in the Career area, so she chose black and white liner paper for the shelves.
This person had a big walk-in kitchen pantry in the Helpful People & Travel area, that they added a few angels to lift the energy.
3. Switch It Up.
A.) Storage is storage. We all have and need it. Depending on where your closet falls within the Bagua map however, you can switch that storage around so it actually adds to your Feng Shui energy for the better. For example, store boxes of old family photo albums or Great Grandma’s china in a closet in the “Family” area of your home, or if you happen have a closet in “Helpful People and Travel”, that’s a good place to store your luggage. Think about the content and meaning of what is in each closet and if it would benefit you if switched with something else. Putting luggage in “Helpful People & Travel” or Grandma’s heirlooms in “Family” actually will enhance that energy of the Bagua map.
B. Make it practical. You may think that a home office closet right next to the dining room is a little off, but if it works for you/your family, functionality is an important component of Feng Shui energy flow. So take an assessment of how you function through your day and use your space, and then determine if switching things up will create a better overall flow through your day. And of course make sure it’s organized.