Fall is a time when we begin to gently decompress from the fiery, care-free energy of the summer season into the deep, slow & inward energy of winter. This is a transformation we see all around us as well as within us. When we align ourselves with the cycles of nature, we allow the opportunity to create more balance in our lives. As the seasons change, we change. It seems only fitting that we would give our homes some cozy fall feng shui love.
During autumn, the trees begin to shed their leaves and let go of the past. We too can do this cleansing act by decluttering our homes.
Typically, our clutter is representative of the things we resist and don't want to face. When we remove clutter from our lives, we invite good changes to enter in the new season.
Here are my top ways to Feng Shui your home for the fall season:
1. Clean out your closets. It is finally time to filter through your closet and donate the clothes you never wear. If you haven't touched it in over a year, it ain't gonna happen. Keep your closet filled with only the clothes that you love and make you feel good. After you release the old, treat yourself to a new fall outfit!
2. Finally do something about your 'junk' drawers and cabinets. If you have drawers or cabinets that can't possibly be identified by one category, it's time to reorganize. Your home will feel like a breathe of fresh air after this.
3. Create a kitchen that inspires you. In the fall season, we crave more home-cooked and warming foods. To make sure you satisfy your body's calling, reorganize your kitchen so that it radiates with inspiration and clarity! Get rid of old food and cookware you don't enjoy using and reorganize the cabinets and drawers so that everything has a clear and tidy home. When you finish, treat yourself to a delicious fall dish you love or try out my Pumpkin Pie Bites.
4. Detox your bathrooms. Clear out any half-empty bottles of products you don't use. Do a thorough cleaning especially in the spaces you usually skip over. Check out the ingredients of your beauty products, if the words seem too foreign to comprehend, consider replacing them with organic products. Coconut oil has replaced most of my toiletries, find out why and discover ways to use it here.
Enjoy this personal and reflective time, beautiful. There's no telling what possibilities you will create for yourself if you truly allow this season to be a time of letting go.