Several studies have proved that the physical details of your house can impact your mood and the house’s atmosphere. If you’ve decided to renovate your house and eliminate negative energy, here are some simple ideas to help you!
Declutter Your Space
Working parenthood, for example, requires you to handle an endless stream of problems. It’s hard to be a committed professional, a loving parent and yourself at the same time. Between balancing work and family life, cleaning the house is always last on your priority list. As a result, you end up living in a house piled with clothes, shoes in the living room, backpacks not on their designated hooks, leftovers sitting out on the kitchen counters and toys scattered in your kids’ room.
We’ve all had our fair share of messy living spaces. However, if you want to live in a place that brings you peace and relaxation, you will have to get rid of the clutter. A messy or cluttered house is a stressful place that can make you feel anxious, stressed and depressed. In 2009, studies from the United States reported higher levels of stress in mothers whose house environments were messy and cluttered. Studies suggest that when you are surrounded by chaos and constantly look at dirt or clutter, it affects your mental state. Another study revealed that disorganized living spaces could be a sign of depression or another mental health issue in teens and adolescents. Research further revealed that cluttered spaces could tire you out faster, make you constipate and have back pain.
Today, people around the world have been drawn to Marie Kondo’s philosophy and the KonMari method. “Decluttering/Tidying can transform your life.” This is the enchanting promise of the famous Japanese consultant.
So, if you are finding it hard to declutter, here are some principles from the Marie Kondo method which might help you:
- Start by visualizing your cleaning goals.
- Attack clutter at full speed.
- To encourage yourself, put on a nice outfit, do your makeup and act as if you are taking part in a special event.
- Don’t declutter by location, but rather by category. Here are the five KonMari categories: Clothes, books, papers, Komono (miscellaneous items), Mementos.
- Instead of focusing on what to get rid of, try to focus on what to keep and naturally, the rest will be discarded.
- When giving away unwanted personal items like your kids’ old toys or old clothes, take your time before letting them go.
- Usually, children are very attached to their stuff –be it a torn cloth or a broken toy – so don’t let your kids see when you are decluttering.
- It is important to designate a place for every single item.
- Like items should be stored together.
For more information about the do’s and don’ts of the KonMari method, click here!
Open Your Windows and Let the Sunlight Into Your House
It may seem wiser and safer to keep the windows of your house always closed, but experts have suggested that opening the windows and letting the natural light into your house can prove to be very beneficial.
When you are exposed to sunlight, it increases the release of a chemical in your brain called serotonin, which is associated with boosting mood and helping people stay calm, focused and positive. When you are letting natural light into your residence, you are not only improving the aesthetics of your house, but also increasing the level of positivity in the atmosphere.
Add White Candles
The soft and glowing radiance of burning candles in a house can enhance the décor of the space and radiate positive energy into the house. Incorporating candles in your overall home décor can convert negative energy into soft, positive energy.
But, if you have to choose a candle color, many recommend white candles. White candles have the “power” to cleanse your house and fill it with sweet and positive energy.