I hate clutter.
I am also a minimalist.
My motto is to keep everything in its place.
I’ve followed some Feng Shui techniques in the past, but to keep it simple, I used to just try my hardest to keep the children’s toys in their rooms or their basement playroom.
I keep all books, papers and office materials in my home office; all clothes in closets, hampers or laundry room etc. And if an item finds its way out of place, I put it back where it belongs, promptly. I am a firm believer that clutter creates disorder and chaos and an settled mind.
Ohdeedoh did a great post years about Feng shuing your baby’s nursery that seemed helpful to me. Essentially, it took all the most sensible, practical advice
and enumerated into a simple checklist I loved!
Check out these awesome tips which I know to non-believers in the ancient Chinese principles and techniques may seem a bit odd or different, but those who have some some basic rudimentary studying of it will get it.
I recommend starting with Feng Shui: Reference to Go: 50 Ways to Create a Healthy and Harmonious Home and go from there.
Common-sense things you’re probably already doing:
:: Use natural materials whenever possible for bedding, curtains, flooring, rugs, furniture, and toys.
:: Keep drawers and closets organized and pruned of too-small and out-of-season clothing.
:: Have different sources of light in the nursery, some for daytime and others for evening and nighttime.
:: Limit the electrical appliances near the crib. This includes various monitors, air filters, vaporizers, fans, etc.
:: Open windows daily for good ventilation.
:: Influse scents from essential oils like chamomile, rose, vanilla or lavender.
Some more interesting tips you might also want to try:
:: Invest in a mattress made of natural organic materials.
:: Choose a soft shade of green, blue, pink, orange or beige for the walls.
:: No reds, yellows, grays, or blacks.
:: Bed sheets should be soothing colors.
:: Bright red is a no-no.
:: Soft blue is recommended.
Hope these tips are helpful.