START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Feng Shui and Clutter – Win the Book!

Feng Shui and Clutter – Win the Book!

Clutter is disempowering; it saps your energy, erodes your spirit, and holds you in the past. When your prosperity power spots are filled with clutter, your financial situation may feel stuck or hopeless.

The word “clutter” comes from an Old English word, clott, which means “to cause to become blocked or obscured.” Like a blood clot that blocks circulation to a vein, clutter prevents chi from circulating through your home and life.

Editor’s Note: Contest has been extended to August 15th! See details below.

Here are some specific ways clutter might be affecting your life:

  • Kitchen clutter blocks your sources of abundance and makes it hard to nourish yourself and others. De-cluttering your kitchen opens up space for you to receive the financial and emotional nourishment that you need in life.
  • Cluttered living and dining rooms affect family and social life. This can lead to a lack of emotional support from your family, and can hinder networking and career advancement.
  • Halls are the highways of your home. Clutter here creates a traffic jam that prevents connections between different areas of your life. Look at your halls to see how you feel about your life’s path: are they well lit and easily navigable, or do they trip you up? If you feel a disconnect between work and family, self and others, your needs and your obligations, it may be time to give your hallways a good clearing out.
  • Closets represent things that are hidden, unknown, or unrecognized. When we fill our closets with clutter, we stifle our ability to be intuitive and insightful. Cluttered closets can indicate problems that you may not be consciously aware of but which impede your progress through life, work, and relationships nonetheless.
  • Bathroom clutter can indicate a lack of attention to self that goes beyond the physical. Eliminating clutter and disorder in your bathroom and transforming it into a place of refuge will help smooth your transitions at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Adults’ bedrooms should function as places of renewal for self and relationships. If you feel “wired and tired,” creating order out of chaos in this most personal space can help you to relax and let go of the stress of the day. Then you can get a good night’s sleep or enjoy some special time with your partner.

By Stephanie Roberts, author of Fast Feng Shui for Prosperity.

Sign up for Care2′s daily Astrology and Feng Shui newsletter and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of three copies of the book Fast Feng Shui for Prosperity by Stephanie Roberts. Click here and then scroll down to subscribe and be entered into the drawing. Winners will be announced August 15. Good luck!


Elena Pintilie
Nathan Hetrick
Jennifer Lyle

Please email Samantha at to claim your new book. Thanks to everyone who entered by signing up for the Astrology and Feng Shui newsletter!

Read more: Contests & Giveaways, Feng Shui & Organizing, Guidance, Home, Inspiration, Life, Spirit, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Samantha Shook

Samantha is an editor and writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an animal lover who is also passionate about beauty, psychology, spirituality, and art.


+ add your own
11:30PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Excellent points made and taken. thank you for this.. Yes, clear the clutter and chaos and it clears the mind also. This article definitely helps me get back on track to clearing the clutter and reconnect to forgotten hiways

9:53PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

clutter is the disease of this gluttonous age, emerging from parents who came out of the depression age---bad combo

8:36AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Well last fall I built a new shed. This Spring I had to clear out the new shed. I placed everything quickly in the new shed, as it was going to be torn down. When I opened the new shed a few days later, I had a lot of clutter. Well one day later the clutter was gone. I took many things out and recycled them into the yard. All of the old wood went to making flower boxes. Old bricks and stones made an added attraction to my bird sanctuary. Old hoses were cut up and used to help water bigger plants like bushes and trees. Used a good length of hose to cover an electrical cord running from the house to the shed. Now I have no clutter in the new shed.

8:22AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Thank you, I didn't know that having a cluttered hallway would led to that. Thank you for the advice.

7:47AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

my best friend taught me that my cluttered house reflected my cluttered mind

6:21PM PDT on Mar 18, 2011


9:12AM PST on Feb 18, 2011

Interesting article, never thought of hallways. This article calls out the pack rat in me.

8:45PM PDT on Sep 11, 2010

I guess a pack rat like me can learn from this article, specially in the cluttered closets area.

6:06AM PDT on Aug 16, 2010

Thanks, too late for the drawing but I could certainly use a declutter home makeover! ;)

6:27PM PDT on Aug 13, 2010

Thank you. I didn't realize the part about hallways. I have to go home now...

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thanks for sharing this information

:O) I prefer my lycopene in the form of watermelon :O) TYFS

They are all stunning, but I'll stick with shelter cats that need some love.

Interesting, thank you.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.