Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline which proposes that spatial relationships between objects can have an effect, positive or negative, on energy and flow within an area, and even influence one’s mood. According to Feng Shui, jagged edges and/or misaligned points of objects can disrupt one’s qi and cause both physical and mental discomfort. One shouldn’t want the pointed ends of bedside tables, for example, pointing to the middle of the bed. Instead, the flat edge of the table should align with the flat edge of the bed. Central to the concept of Feng Shui is the concept of polarity as expressed by yin and yang. The yang represents an applied exertion, and the yin represents the force receiving that exertion. Ideally, the two should balance, which is why a point doesn’t balance a flat edge.
Clutter is one of the main causes of interference to proper Feng Shui practice. Applied to room design, Feng Shui dictates that all surfaces balance each other; this will allow qi to flow freely and reduce tension and discomfort. Added clutter interferes with the flow of qi. Feng Shui demands clear paths and harmonious spaces; clutter just gums up the works, so to speak. In many modern homes, however, junk rooms and/or basements are already full to capacity. What is one to do?
One can store excess clutter and inharmonious furniture in a self storage unit far away from the home. The clutter itself needn’t worry about qi, so it’s all right to pack it into a unit any way you can.
Self Storage Tips
Ideally, secure a climate-controlled unit. Even if one’s things are superfluous to the development of Feng Shui in the home, it’s not a good idea to have them ruined by changes in temperature and humidity. Pack the large pieces first and use a couple of the sturdiest as bases upon which one can stack boxes or other items. If one follows these guidelines and simple, self storage tips, one can achieve a more “in-tune” life.
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