The kitchen is the heart of every home, and can have a profound effect on your prosperity! Feng Shui is all about the flow of Chi (energy) and your kitchen can be harmful to your wealth. The following tips will help you ensure your fortune is not effected, and will help improve the flow of abundance into your house.
Colour plays an important role in Feng Shui and red and orange should be avoided in kitchens where possible, as the oven and cooktop represent ‘heat’, adding these colours creates imbalance by adding more ‘heat’. If you kitchen has these colours in the doors or tiles, try adding the colour blue with accessories such as hand towels and oven mits etc. as this has a cooling effect on the energy in this room. Red and orange also stimulate appetite, so if you are trying to watch what you eat, stay out of the kitchen! The best colours for kitchens are white, cream, lemon, pale green and blue which all have a calming/cooling effect on energy.
The oven MUST be kept clean, and even though I try to only use natural cleaning products for the sake of health and the enviroment, I have tried sooooooo many alternatives and none of them really work, no matter how much elbow grease I use. So for this job, which only has to be done a few times each year, you cannot go past Easy Off Oven – this red can of magic can be used for a quick 5 minute clean in a warm oven, or left for 30 minutes in a cold oven. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands and watch the grime disappear as you wash it off, it really is amazing and so effective.
The oven and cooktop must be kept in good working order and clean to help promote money flow. Dripping taps represent money ‘going down the drain’, call the handyman today if any of these need repair.
The fridge presents the ‘soul’ of the household, is yours full of left overs and rotting produce. Give it a good clean and get rid of everything that is not fresh. You don’t want your life to be full of rot, do you? Reduce the amount of fresh produce you buy if you tend to throw more out than you consume and stock up of frozen vegetables instead.
Do you have a knife block on your bench? If you do hide it away in the cupboard or get rid of it completely! They can cause arguments and financial loss as they have a ‘cutting’ energy.
Keep all of the bench tops as clear as possible, and only have the necessities on display (my coffee machine is NOT going anywhere!) as clutter of any sort slows energy flow or allows it to stagnate. Ensure your rubbish bin is small and hidden away in the cupboard if possible and clear it everyday, as it is full of rotten rubbish and is a definate energy blocker.
Clutter also includes all the bits you have stuck on your fridge. Magnets, bills and forms need to be put away in a box and the fridge kept clear. A picture of a bright yellow sunflower represents fresh new growth and is a better alternative or a nice new picture created by one of your children is a good alternative.
Is your pantry full of products way past useby. Give it a good overhaul, throw out anything that has expired and give the shelves a good wipedown. You don’t want your life to feel ‘past useby, do you?
A beautiful bowl brimming with fresh fruit is a great positive energy item for display. Oranges, mandarins and tangarines are good additions especially around Chinese New Year, they represent wealth.
If your kitchen has a window, keep it open and let fresh flow through as much as possible and fresh energy brings fresh opportunities and positive energy flow.
Look after your kitchen and it will look after you, don’t go to be with dishes piled up, spend a few minutes washing them or at least stacking the dishwasher and enjoy waking up in the morning to clean and clear, so much nicer and so much better for your good fortune.
Guess who just cleaned their oven and fridge??? Pantry is being done tomorrow, this is one job I always like to do in the New Year to improve energy flow, go to it and reap the benefits……………