Using Feng Shui principals to prepare your house to sell
Posted: November 23, 2018 by Cori Seraydarian
- Declutter – keep things bright, open and clean. Keep spaces open and organized. Clear rooms, closets, cupboards and drawers of any excess that could keep energy from flowing. Clean windows are crucial for good feng shui to flow as they symbolize your eyes to the world and allow light and energy to enter your home. Open windows whenever possible to create a fresh room filled with oxygen. In winter consider an air-purifier. Hire a professional cleaning company to give your home a deep scrub days before you go on the market. You may decide not to move!
- 2. Strengthen your front Door. Your home gets its primary flow of energy or chi through the front door so it’s important to ensure it’s strong, well maintained and unobstructed. Maintain the quality of your front door – you don’t want squeaky hinges, chipped paint or damage. Remove old mats, cracked pots, dead plants and any debris that may block the flow of energy from the walkway to your door into the home.
- 3. Welcome your guests into the foyer. For that’s what potential Buyers are – they are your very important guests! The main entry is your opportunity welcome them into their new home with beautiful furniture, décor and color. Create a “landing space” using a small table with a flower-filled vase on top or fountain with flowing water. Consider an entry rug with beautiful color to encourage great feng shui. In winter provide a beautiful basket to hold the shoes you will be requesting your guests to remove.
- 4. Create comfort. The main areas of your home should be inviting and comfortable. Avoid having furniture in the middle of the room and place your couch along a solid wall. A fireplace is great for activating natural elements. You can also increase energy by adding plants, flowing water and wood décor throughout the room.
- 5. Build Boundaries in the bedrooms. Remove televisions, computers or exercise equipment as these things bring the energy of work and stress into a room that is meant for relaxation and romance. Having enough room for a bedside table on each side is important, as well as avoiding having your bed in line with the door.
- 6. Energize your kitchen. It goes without saying that your kitchen should be sparkling clean and free of clutter. The kitchen is the heart of the home so keep that artery healthy! Fresh fruit, fresh flowers or very healthy plants bring uplifting life and energy into this all-important area. Do not keep plants that are not vibrant, or allow the water in the vase to get murky, however. Everything in your home should be full of light and life!