Principle 4: Repaint, Repair, Renew
Feng shui recognizes that small problems can have a major effect on your life, and that a well kept home will always have better chi than one where maintenance tasks have been allowed to pile up.
The minor problems and inconveniences that plague a poorly maintained home can restrict your freedom of movement, cloud your ability to understand a situation, make it difficult to take advantage of opportunities, and waste your resources.
- Doors that are difficult to open make it difficult for you to progress in life.
- Dirty windows cloud your judgment and make it hard to see things clearly. This can manifest as physical eye problems or symbolically as difficulty recognizing what’s really going on in a situation.
- Burnt-out light bulbs, fixtures that don’t work, and inadequate lighting all contribute to a lack of vision, energy, and initiative in that area of your home and in the related area of your life.
Now that you know where your power spots are, it’s a good idea to take a close look at those areas of your house. Make a note of any new or long-overdue housekeeping, maintenance, and repair tasks, and make getting them done as soon as possible a feng shui priority!
Quick Tips 32-44 in Fast Feng Shui: 9 Simple Principles for Transforming Your Life by Energizing Your Home cover “WD-40® cures”: seemingly minor repairs that can have a big impact on the chi of your home.
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