Feng Shui: Taking Care of the Paper Clutter Monster

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One thing that’s always annoyed me is paper clutter and maybe it bothers you too. It should. Things like stacks of old unpaid (or paid) bills, unopened letters, catalogs and magazines that we promise ourselves we’ll file or look at someday, newsletters, advertisements, general correspondence and so on. This type of clutter kind of sneaks up on you as the piles get bigger and just looking at the mess exhausts you. For good reason.  If you’re suffering from headaches, migraines and low energy you can be sure this is part of the problem. I have made this type of cleanup a habit and priority in my home and home office, and you should too. 

Paper clutter is one of the worst kinds of clutter. It can cause you distress, exhaust your spirit and even cause your work and/or business to decline. It creates stagnant, yin energy and can accumulate quickly, especially if you’re the hoarder type that doesn’t like to throw anything away.

Think about your desk at work, the table by your bedside,  the dining room table, coffee table or any flat surface, your work space at home and even your garage! What does your paper clutter look like right now?

Do you have stacks of unpaid bills, documents and other things at home and in the office? Old newspapers and magazines piled high? We all dislike filing but it simply must be done. When you leave heaps of paper, notes about something you are working on, bills and marketing offers around, they cause unconscious worry. You can’t find things you are looking for, it takes more of your time. Nothing is in the right place. You may not recognize it at first, but gradually it impinges on the subconscious mind causing stress, tension and even headaches. It not only affects your physical body but your spirit as well. Do you feel ‘blocked’ in certain areas of your life? If the chi or energy in your home is blocked, this creates blocks in your life as well. 

Does this sound like you or your spouse? Do you may complain about your spouse or partner? Does he or she just let mail build up and just can’t throw anything away? Seriously, there are lots of people like this. Sometimes you just have to be the one to make it happen. Explain the dangerous nature of this type of energy and be the one to keep your home clear of paper mess even if it’s not yours. This applies to other types of clutter too such as dirty clothes laying around, books piled high, old food in the refrigerator … you get the picture. 

Be the one in your home that keeps the chi (energy) moving because honestly, some people are just messy and/or lazy. Sometimes it’s easier to fix this kind of problem yourself rather than nag and argue. And once it is done you’ll feel great … as will your family. When the chi can flow, all kinds of special things begin to happen. 

At least today there is the option of paying bills online, which many people prefer. This is a start and definitely helps curb the paper clutter problem, not to mention the ‘green’ benefits. But what about the tons of unimportant junk mail that arrives, especially during the holiday season? Get rid of it right away. Immediately recycle any unwanted letters or offers and don’t hang on to those catalogs that you will never order from or even have time to read. Just get rid of them. 

When you do this daily, you’ll find that paper clutter doesn’t have a chance of piling up and it’s quick and easy. Make it a habit. Don’t be lazy about filing paid bills or important documents. When you do these things on a regular basis your life becomes easier and less stressful. Take care of your paper clutter monster today. 

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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