Question: I read decluttering your home is an important step in the Feng Shui-ing process. I wanted to know, should I also declutter my attic?
Answer: Yes. When assessing a home with Feng Shui, consultants take into consideration the compass directions, date of birth, the five elements and/or Ba-gua map life sections. In the practice of Feng Shui, objects of past and current ownership carry a positive or negative energetic charge. Or in other words, Psychologists refer to this as "emotional memories."
Objects displayed throughout your home and stored in the closets, attic and basement could disclose a greater effect on your conscious, unconscious minds and emotions. In general, it's best to start Feng Shui-ing the attic by decluttering. After the those changes have been made, it makes it easier to decide the function of use with the attic. That will help indicate what additional Feng Shui cures are best to implement. For each person, this will vary and at that point it would be best to consult with your local Feng Shui Expert.
Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times.