If you’ve been following the My Simple Home series, you’ll know I’m on a mission to create the cleanest, most eco, minimal home possible and sharing each step, figuring you might like to learn from the process, too. I’ve shared on hazards you should avoid and how to detox your kitchen, and you can catch up on the full series here. I should add: it’s a very slow process. I’ve been so busy that, well, I haven’t even bought a couch yet. I know, I know…I’m sure many of you have much to say on this (um, commitment issues?). My friends certainly do.

But I digress.

This post I’ve got building biologist and feng shui expert Nicole Bijlsma sharing her top five tips for getting the energy in my place sorted. It’s a snappy three minute video, if you’ve got the time. Otherwise, I’ve shared the highlights below.

1. Get rid of clutter.

Clutter represents the past. Hanging on to stuff? You’re hanging on to old stuff. Figuratively and literally.

2. Watch for the highs and lows.

Hidden clutter under the bed has an impact on you as you sleep. It stores in your body, and can make you sluggish. And clutter up high suggests the feeling of having things rain down on you. Remove the highs and lows.

3. Sit with a solid wall behind you.

Furniture placement is important. In a room where you spend lots of time – sitting at a work desk, or on a couch – make sure there’s a solid wall behind you. It’ll help you feel supported, and you’re less likely to procrastinate.

4. Don’t paint your bedroom red.

Aim for pastels, nothing too stimulating. Kids can get away with having the stimulation of primary colours, but it’s still wise to steer away from red.

5. Get a peace lily plant.

I asked Nicole for a recommendation of a good plant to have indoors. She suggested the Peace Lily. It’s a hardy plant. And it absorbs toxins from furniture.

Have you feng shui’d your home? What have you done to correct the energy? Tell us!


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  • connie Curtis

    I like your tips but i am very big on sustainability with what I buy as well and I share my information with others too but I do know many just dont get it or have a clue about resources running out or that they is a whole different way to live not this reformed that I have a job and must own something ( I think only if someone what to own a place then go for it) I am getting over being sick from gluten which affected many things like thyroid and that is how I found you. I want to be out side and playing or educating and I am getting out but working on getting a business online but somehow the body reminds me to get up from the computer and many of your blogs reflect what I believe and am trying to let others know too. We are the clearing for what we want the world to look like and you must be the change to see it happen.

  • Anna

    I am moving soon and I don’t want to have a couch. Seeing how long I can go without one.