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The words 'Feng Shui' literally means wind and water, known as the flowing elements. This practice discusses architecture in terms of "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as chi, the vital force forming a part of any living entity.
As practiced today, it can relate to the human-built environment, lining paths and filling spots with good "energy". It can be easily applied in any space in your home, by arranging furniture appropriately, like your bed, by opening doors, using color, mirrors, and water features.
We'll let you read about Feng shui if you are so inclined. For the purpose of your home to be marketed, removing obstacles from your path is probably the most important. What?
Try this. Walk your daily route through your house, from your bed to your bathroom to your kitchen. Pay close attention to this path as you move through your home. Then do it again when you come home, you cook and eventually wind up back in bed.
We become desensitized to all the blocks and physical obstacles we have allowed to happen. Maybe it’s that lamp that always looks crooked or the door that always sticks and you have to slam closed. A cluttered hallway is a big obstacle. When you open a closet jammed with clothes that don’t fit you anymore or packed with old sheet sets and blankets that haven't seen daylight in years, it all has a negative effect on you. Over time these obstacles can create problems for us generally without any noticeable reason why.
The first step is to identify these obstacles, then be gentle on yourself by removing one thing at a time.