Cleanse Your Home

Where you live is not just the place to store all your belongings.

It’s the place where you sleep, where you spend time with people that you care about, where you create memories! It should be a sanctuary, a place that is filled with things that are either beautiful or that you know to be useful, in the words of William Morris.

Having more things doesn’t make you happier. So, take some time to really dive into this cleanse! I like to do room by room. If you have a particularly large collection of e.g. books – you can gather all the books from all over your house and put them together in one place, which makes it easier to see how many you really have!

The Kon-Mari method of cleansing your home, articulated in her book “The Magic Art of Tidying Up” involves holding every item and paying attention to the energetic response – does it spark joy? If so, keep it. If not, jettison it.

Here are some examples of what to cleanse:

Closets

  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Jewelry

Filing cabinets

  • Old papers
  • Irrelevant documents

Electronic

  • Photos
  • Emails
  • Documents

Kitchen

  • Utensils/pots/pans
  • Spices/tins/jars
  • Recipe books

Living Room

  • Books
  • CDs/Records
  • Pictures/Photos
  • Knick Knacks
  • Sofa cushions/furniture
  • Kids toys

And then, take these items to charities that are important to you. For example, where I live there <<is a charity that takes in women>> and their children who are the victims of domestic violence. So, I give all my kids old books, toys and furniture to them, because as a mother of three, I can imagine the pain these mothers and children go through and if I can help in any way.

Let me know your intentions: post them here.