The declutter with Marie Kondo guide The Life-Altering Magic of Tidying Up has hit the world by storm. Carefully aligned with the KonMari technique is feng shui; and feng shui in Singapore is a very fashionable apply for making a serene residence with a superb circulate. However how precisely can we spark pleasure in our personal houses? DANA WOLF of Anjia Dwelling has studied the traditional Chinese language technique of feng shui and the extra fashionable KonMari Methodology, and loves to assist individuals create optimistic, decluttered residence areas to get pleasure from.
Inform us a bit about your self and your journey right here.
I used to be born in Taipei and emigrated to Austria after I was three. Since then, I’ve lived in many various locations together with Cologne, Mannheim, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei and Prague. Over time, I’ve labored in company communications for multinational corporations. We moved to Singapore in 2018 with my husband’s job.
Dwelling in Singapore, one of many world’s most necessary feng shui centres, I’ve been fortunate to check with three masters. Additionally, elevating my 4 youngsters (loopy, I do know!) in such a small condominium in Singapore taught me the worth of decluttering and organising effectively. I used to be satisfied I wanted to maneuver into a much bigger residence to accommodate all our belongings. Nevertheless, studying the KonMari Methodology by Marie Kondo taught me a lot – it was life-changing!
What has modified in your life since shifting right here?
For years I devoted myself to my household and my husband’s profession, which felt proper when the children had been very small. I’m now in a spot the place I may give vitality to each work and household. As a mom and an entrepreneur, my enterprise is my fifth child! I really feel fortunate to have such a full and difficult life.
How did that lead you to begin your online business?
Regardless that we lived in Singapore 15 years in the past pre-kids, the truth of shifting again with three babies was more durable than I imagined. I didn’t really feel at residence in any respect. I wished to assist households, particularly girls, to really feel at residence dwelling overseas. That is why I established Anjia Dwelling. Anjia is a wonderful phrase in Chinese language that carries a big which means. The primary character, “an”, means peace. The second character, “jia”, means residence or household. Collectively, these two characters symbolise the thought of a peaceable residence.
Inform us extra about feng shui and the KonMari Methodology.
The KonMari Methodology and feng shui are each approaches that emphasise how necessary it’s to declutter. Litter will be irritating, making it troublesome to get issues performed and reside effectively. The purpose of feng shui is to steadiness and harmonise the vitality inside your dwelling house; since litter blocks the circulate of vitality, it’s important to do away with it and create house for extra optimistic vitality to come back in.
Feng shui in Singapore and the KonMari Methodology should not about eliminating all the pieces. They’re about surrounding your self with gadgets that spark pleasure. Decluttering your home, thoughts and life generally is a philosophy of the way you need to reside. By decluttering, you possibly can reside extra effectively and create extra space for optimistic vitality to circulate.
What are your prime 5 feng shui tricks to make your property a hideaway retreat?
#1 The doorway of your property is essential. It’s the mouth of the “qi”, the life vitality. It ought to be brilliant and clutter-free so that you come residence and really feel relaxed instantly.
#2 Declutter with Marie Kondo! For those who haven’t performed this shortly, put aside a day to immediately really feel the vitality enhance.
#3 Restore what’s damaged. Repair, mend, restore or, if nothing works, substitute! This ought to be your mantra relating to something damaged or not working in your house. Whether or not it’s damaged mirrors, a tear in a cushion or a broken equipment, all are stated to gather unhealthy vitality.
#4 Let in recent air and light-weight. This takes little effort however successfully brings a refreshing and glad aura to your property. Vivid mild encourages optimistic vitality, whereas its absence is linked to emphasize, poor well being and monetary issues.
#5 Select the suitable mattress route. The mattress ought to be within the centre, not touching the wall on both facet, aside from on the again. The mattress must be positioned right into a command place (you will need to see the doorway when elevating your head), however watch out to not put it reverse the door, or with a window at your again.
Dana gives a spread of providers to shoppers, together with the next:
Feng shui in Singapore homes and condos
Have you ever ever felt that you would be able to’t fairly put your finger on what’s unsuitable, however you understand one thing is off? It is likely to be your feng shui. Usually after we’re not feeling our greatest, it’s as a result of our private house is out of steadiness. Our surroundings considerably impacts our temper and total well-being. You’ll be able to create a extra optimistic and supportive surroundings by making minor changes to the location of furnishings and different objects in your house. This, in flip, can result in elevated emotions of happiness, peace, and even higher sleep!
For those who don’t understand how to select from a listing of properties, I might help you to seek out the very best residence primarily based on a flooring plan. I concentrate on the orientation of the home, the room structure and the surroundings. Subsequent, I counsel on inside design, from the furnishings association to the colors and shapes of your ornament – all the pieces to your supreme residence in concord.
Marie Kondo residence declutter
Whether or not you’re coping with a serious life change, resembling divorce or retirement, or just attempting to deal with the day-to-day chaos of household life, it may be useful to hunt skilled steerage. I derive nice pleasure in serving to individuals declutter and organise their houses and lives.
Declutter with Marie Kondo earlier than a neighborhood or worldwide transfer
Transferring is the proper time to get organised. Deciding what issues will match into your new residence earlier than you pack will assist keep away from the time and expense of transporting clothes, furnishings and home goods that you just now not want or need. Collectively we are going to plan, kind and pack the issues that spark pleasure in you. I’ll enable you each step of the way in which to organise your new residence.
Workshops within the KonMari Methodology
I educate helper workshops on the best way to fold garments utilizing the KonMari Methodology, in addition to the best way to organise kitchens, bogs and toy collections. I additionally run non-helper workshops – the place, in only a few hours, you’ll discover ways to start to declutter and begin making your manner in direction of a joy-filled life.
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