Spring cleaning is fun—until you realise that there is so much to do. When you’re overwhelmed by clutter, it’s hard to know where to start cleaning up and preparing for Chinese New Year.
So, if there’s anything we could all do with, it’s an ounce of positivity. The art of Feng Shui can serve as our guide to transform our homes. It focuses on attracting chi or life energy, teaching us that the more you nurture your home, the more it can bring wealth, good health, and happiness.
According to feng shui principles, creating good vibes starts with cleaning your space to remove any dirt and clutter that could be blocking a good flow of chi. You can call for expert help like carpet cleaning services and professional sofa cleaning when you just don’t have the time and energy to do it all yourself.
How to Clean Your Home According to Feng Shui
Decluttering is making room for everything new and getting rid of stagnant energy. Start decluttering to let new energy flow into your home. In the bedroom, toss all the clothes you no longer wear such as those that are stained, outdated, and ripped. Donate the ones that are in good condition like clothes that you have outgrown. Take this opportunity to clean your wardrobe and drawers, and organize your documents as well.
In the kitchen, throw away any spoiled food and donate or sell things that you haven’t used in six months or longer (e.g. kitchen appliances). Wipe the surfaces clean, particularly the area where you prepare your food. A kitchen is a place that represents nourishments and harmony—think of adding life to the room by bringing in some live plants and potted herbs.
In Feng Shui, windows are the eyes of your home. Keep them free of dust, dirt, grime, and smudges to allow a better flow of air and sunlight—which fosters good health, positivity, and prosperity. For best results, clean your window screens, panes and other components every month. Vacuum-clean your curtains once every two weeks and take them for a professional laundry service every 3-6 months.
Mess around the home blocks the flow of positive energy into your life. This much is true for the random objects lying around in your hallway and entryway (e.g. recycle bins and broken pots). So, to avoid this, don’t keep unwanted items in these areas. If you must keep umbrellas and shoes outside the house, consider placing a rack instead to keep them out of sight. Sweep and mop the floor every day to control dust and dirt.
Besides removing dust, mites, allergens, pollen, and other contaminants that affect the quality of indoor air in your home, dusting up your space is also a way of putting the past behind you. So, spare no area when cleaning your home—vacuum the carpets, sofa, and curtains regularly. Wipe all the surfaces clean, particularly tabletops and furniture.
We recommend deep cleaning your carpets at least twice a year. But, if you have pets or kids, increase the frequency to a quarterly basis. The same goes for your upholstery such as your sofa. During spring cleaning is a great time to engage professional carpet cleaning services. Besides saving you some cleaning time, these effectively remove dirt, stains, and debris that has settled in your carpet throughout the past year.
Cleaning your carpet can significantly prolong its lifespan, thus making the most out of your investment. It can contribute to a healthier environment without the risks of damage often associated with DIY cleaning.
If you’re interested in having your carpet or sofa professionally cleaned, contact our cleaning experts at Clean Care to schedule an appointment.