Try Airing Everything Out
The first step to moving negative air out of your home:" Open up all windows and create a draft to let the air come through, even if it is hot or freezing outside," says Silvia Christmann, Growth Coach and happiness guru. "Fresh air is everything." While you are at it, shake out your pillows and blankets, too.
Carefully Burn Some Incense
This fragrant smoke has long been a spiritual and meditation practice - so why not try it at home? Christmann say it will help elevate the energy: "Nag Champa is best used in a clean home for meditation as it's property creates a calm and serene atmosphere," she says.
Be Sure to Repair or Remove Broken Things
Even though you have been meaning to get around to fixing that office chair, it might not be worth holding on to. "Broken things bring that stuck and negative energy into your home," says Anjie Cho, Feng Shui and Holistic Living Expert.
Spray Essential Oil Around Your Home
If there is something about the smell of essential oils that reminds you of smiles and sunshine, you're not alone. Not only does it clear the negative energy, but it uplifts your mood," says Cho. "You can diffuse drops into water and use an organic essential oil spray."
Remove Clutter As Soon As Possible
Yes, there is a reason you feel so good after you clear off your counter. "Objects retain a lot of energy and physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually block our 'path' forward," Maureen Calamia, a renature Feng Shui consultant. Oh, did we mention clutter makes you feel tired and stressed, too?
Protect Your Space with Crystals
Sadly, you can't just pick out your favourite colour for this practice. "Black Touraline is know to ward off and dissolve negative energy," says Christmann. "While Rose Quartz replaces negative emotions and feelings with positive ones." She recommends keeping them close to electronic devices if possible.
Ring a Bell in Your Room
It sounds almost too simple right? "Just give your bell a ring in each corner of the room and doorway," says professional psychic, Melissa Mattern. Then, set the intention in your mind for the sound waves to move the bad energy out, and the good energy in. A singing bowl works just fine too.
Paint Your Walls Yellow
Colours play a pivotal role in your home. And, according to interior designer Ana Zuravliova, yellow neutralises bad energy. "From an interior design viewpoint, this colour will also make your space appear bigger and add a warm tone to your room," she says.
Salt the Corners of Each Room
To absorb the negative energy of previous owners, the experts at Energy Muse recommend pouring salt into four corners of your rooms, then letting it sit. After the 48 hours, either vacuum or sweep the salt and throw it away in the trash.
Start with A Clean Slate
When someone purchases a new home, Colin T. McDonald, a NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, always recommends they clean and wipe down surfaces before moving their belongings into the home. "This will aid in removing any type of negative energy from the previous owner," he says.
Remove Sharp Corners
Mandala TapestriesOne of the most important rules in Feng Shui is to remove as many sharp angles and edges around your home as possible. Zuravliova acknowledges this isn't easy, but says it is worth it. "Using round lampshades or decorating with circular objects , such as vases, jewellery boxes, round table and mandalas will go a long way towards bringing positive energy into your home," she says.
Add More Mirrors
To add positive energy (also known as chi) place mirrors around your home - but remember to avoid ones with sharp edges. "This will not only help create more positive energy in your decor, but it also helps cleanse the mind," says Zuravliova.