Summer Feng Shui Declutter: Time for Outdoor Fun.
Feng Shui declutter for summer means letting go of sporting equipment that is broken, out-of-date, or unused. Donate garden and grilling things that you don’t really use. Clear the decks for summer time outdoor fun.
Feng Shui knows that Nature is the prime Chi energizer. And contact with Nature – which is Summer’s gift to us – is the best way to absorb Chi.
When warm weather comes you clean-up the effects of winter on our home and cars, you switch to our summer wardrobe, and pull out the grilling and sports equipment. But in the excitement of summer finally arriving do you really look at and assess the stuff you have unearthed from previous summers?
This is the time to not only let-go of un-used or out-grown winter things, but to take a look at the summer stuff you are resurrecting.Do you have things from last summer that are beyond use or never used? Now is the time to let go of them to have a clutter-free and stress-free summer.
As part of my seasonal Feng Shui de-cluttering I am donating a set of cross-country skis and a pair of rollerblades I haven’t used in years. I know the skis will hang around the charity store until the weather gets cold again, but the rollerblades will hopefully be grabbed within the week. Donations are a blessing for someone else, instead of clutter for me.
Summer stuff has the same kind of nostalgic glow holiday stuff contains.
Which makes it harder to let-go of. Looking at a old grill brings back memories of the wonderful cook-outs you had and the people you entertained. Looking at beach stuff you remember the sun-filled days spent there. But if the grill has been replaced by a newer one and you are keeping the old one “just in case”, or the beach umbrella has never been used, then it is time to let them go.
Summer Things You Can Let-Go Of:
- sporting equipment that is broken, out-of-date, or unused because your interests have moved-on
- camping equipment that hasn’t been used in donkey’s years
- summer supplies that are inherited and unused
- unused suitcases and travel accessories taking up space in the closet, attic or basement
- grilling gizmos that looked good at the time, but never worked out.
Are your summers so cluttered with old stuff you are stuck in the past? If so, that means less energy for the present and future.
If you are holding on to something that holds memories for you, take a picture of it, or if small enough mount it in a shadow box frame.
In that pile of sneakers and boots by the back door, how many are out–of-season and need to be stored until fall? How many pairs of sneakers have simply died and need to be thrown out?
Why Feng Shui Declutter?: Unused things become clutter. Clutter is an energy drain
. Now is the time to clear these things out. Repair what you will genuinely use, donate and make someone else’s summer more fun, and trash what is too broken to repair or donate. Give yourself the gift of space and energy for this summer’s fun.
Note: check with your designated charity regarding what items they can and can’t accept.
Now that I have donated the skis and rollerblades, I have the space and energy for my new bike!
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This article was originally published June 11, 2014 and updated June 12, 2017.
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