Feng Shui is an amazing technique to improve the balance of energy in your home while creating an environment of peace, serenity, and prosperity. The kitchen is one of the three most important areas of your home, so it’s essential to make sure Chi energy is flowing and abundant.
Your kitchen should make your life easier while sending a message of health and abundance. It needs to be easy to make meals in, easy to clean and above all, it needs to be appetizing!
Here are 10 easy steps to feng shui your kitchen and make it the “healthy heart” of your home.
1. Get Positive Chi Energy By Making Sure Everything Works
Feng shui your kitchen by fixing what is broken. Check that doors swing freely. Replace the chipped bowls and sharpen your knives. In Feng Shui, these are crucial steps – things that are well-cared-for signify that your intention is to better care for yourself as well. Nobody wants a guest to notice that something in their house doesn’t work, so making that extra effort to look over details shows them that you care about the things you own.
2. Clean Everything Inside & Out
This includes drawers and cabinets, appliances, walls, and counters. Feng shui your kitchen by lining shelves with new liner paper, and give the floor a good scrub. Take everything out of the cabinets. It’s easier to see what needs to be rearranged when you have empty shelves and cabinets to visualize new organization.
3. Recognize The Importance Of Your Stove
Your stove is a powerful Feng Shui symbol of Wealth. This centerpiece is the “Heart of Your Home” and must be treated with particular respect. Keep it clean and use all the burners to draw more positive Chi into your life.
4. Assess What You Really Use
Feng Shui asks that you keep only what you use, need, or love. As you remove things from cabinets and drawers, ask yourself when you last used them. If you want to keep an item you seldom use, consider deep storage, or make room for it on a higher shelf.
5. Clear The Counters
Many appliances and other seldom-used items can take up permanent residence on counters, preventing you from having the space you need to work comfortably. Feng shui your kitchen by removing everything, wipe down the surfaces, and replace only the things you use on a daily basis.
6. Put Like With Like
As you sort through your cabinets, make your life easier by putting like things together. For example, separate sweet baking spices from savory ones, and store coffee filters near your coffee mugs.
7. Adjust Shelves To Maximize Storage Space
As you put things back into the cabinets, separate tall items from shorter ones and adjust your shelf-height accordingly. Utilize “shelf helpers” like tray racks, lazy susans, and stacking shelves. They don’t cost much, and they can change your life. (Don’t forget to measure your cabinets before you shop!)
8. Balance The Elements
Your kitchen already contains four of Feng Shui’s Five Elements: Fire, Water, Metal, and Earth. The element that’s usually missing, Wood, can be brought in with a bowl of fruit or a small plant – or even a picture of one of these. When the elements are balanced, a space feels its best.
9. Add Artwork Of Abundance and Good Health!
Abundance means different things to different people (food, wealth, family), so choose something that really lights you up every time you look at it.
10. Use Mirrors To Create More Wealth
Since stove burners symbolize wealth, multiply the effect it by placing a mirror behind the stove to reflect the burners. This mirror also reflects activity behind you, placing you in the Command Position as you cook.