Book Organization: Murder in the Bedroom | Families
Recently I was listening to a National Association of Professional Organizers’ conference presentation by Debbie Bowie about using feng shui in the organizing process. Whether you believe in the validity of this ancient Eastern practice or not, there are definitely some good ideas that came from this talk. One of the things Debbie spoke about was items in your home having static energy, meaning they don't add anything good to the life of your home or to your life in general. One group of the items she discussed as a static force in the home was books. Now books tend to be one of my vices. I like to collect them and I love to go to used book sales but currently I am trying to cut back on the actual physical books that are in my house. As a result I have taken to reading a lot of books on my iPad.
In my own house I have a small bookcase in my bedroom. On the bottom shelf resides several special photo albums while the rest of the bookcase contains books that I have planned to read soon, mostly paperbacks but also some hardbacks. After listening to Debbie’s presentation, I started to think about the books that were in this book case.
What I discovered was that many of the books had been there for several years (unread, of course) and many of them were murder mysteries or suspense novels that had very negative titles. This got me thinking “is this was exactly the type of energy I wanted to have in my master bedroom which is supposed to be that my retreat from the rest of the world?” The answer was a resounding No! So I started purging books on the bookshelf getting rid of books that had been for several years and those with negatively themed titles. Immediately my room felt a little lighter and a little brighter. Just removing these static energy items out of my room and out of my house (I donated most of them) made me feel a lot better.
What static negative energy items are you holding onto? What can you get rid of today?
Andi Willis is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Good Life Organizing based in Perry, GA. She is passionate about helping people find creative solutions to organizing their homes and simplifying their lives. From piles of old photos to files of digital pictures, bedrooms to playrooms, home offices to kitchens, no project is too large or too small to tackle. Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life! Andi is a proud member of National Association of Professional Organizers, Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Association of Personal Photo Organizers and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.
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