A Recipe for Fridge Feng Shui
That giant appliance in your kitchen isn’t just a food storage container that takes up a lot of space. It actually represents two important Earth elements that rule our food and health; water and metal. Think of it as a health altar of sorts that helps you to care for your family.
Just like when learning to cook, having the right ingredients, tools, and following the correct steps will be a recipe for Feng Shui success. This will not only promote your family’s health and well-being, it but will also reward you with a positive life force which will create more abundance and generosity in your life. Read on for our recipe for fridge Feng Shui.
According to Feng Shui beliefs, a healthy person has a healthy refrigerator, so start by taking everything out of your fridge. Get rid of any food that is expired, leftover, or filled with unhealthy preservatives, additives, sugars, and chemicals. You don’t want a fridge that represents an unhealthy lifestyle. Keep only nutritious, healthy food that will help create a positive life force for your, and your family’s, well-being.
Wait! Before putting anything back into the fridge, follow the steps below.
In order to Feng Shui your fridge, you will need the right tools: Warm, soapy water with vinegar for a sterilized, holistic approach; Color-coded and pretty containers to help you stay organized and honor your food; Storage for any clutter that may be on the front or on top of your fridge.
Step 1: Now that everything is removed from your fridge and you’ve gotten rid of all the unhealthy food that will slow you down, it’s time for a deep cleaning. Take out the shelves and any/all attachments that can be removed, and deep clean them with warm, soapy water and vinegar. Don’t forget the inside of the fridge too. Containers leak, crumbs build up and it can leave behind a sticky, icky mess.
Step 2: Now, place everything back into the fridge, starting with the shelves and attachments, in an organized way, keeping in mind which areas would be a good choice for which groups of food. Now, use those color coded containers and get to work. Why not green containers for veggies and red ones for meats? Place all the meats together along with all the fruits, and veggies. You get the idea.
Step 3: Clean and organize the outside of the fridge. Don’t let the source of your family’s health and well being be weighed down by clutter! The top of your fridge was not made for storage. Take it all off and find other places to store it or consider getting rid of or donating anything that hasn’t been used for awhile.
Is the front of the fridge filled from end to end with magnets, coupons, photos, recipes, you name it? The front of your fridge is not your junk drawer! This is clutter, and remember what we said in a previous Feng Shui article on clutter? It’s a huge Feng Shui no-no. We suggest cleaning it off, and keep only a few things that help positively energize and inspire you. Just like the inside, if your fridge is cluttered and disheveled, it will take its toll on your health.
Step 4: Repeat, repeat, repeat! Now that you’ve worked so hard to Feng Shui your fridge, be consistent! Put things back in the correct groups. Each week, preferably before going grocery shopping, clean the fridge. Throw away junk food and leftovers. Deep clean your fridge with warm, soapy water and vinegar once every few months.
Reap the Benefits
Not only will these tips bring positive chi to your space, but check out all these added benefits:
- A healthy fridge makes you feel good and is good for you. It motivates you to make better decisions about the food you put into your body.
- When you’re consuming more nutritious food, your energy level will be elevated which can create more abundance and generosity.
- An organized fridge produces less waste which can save you money because it prevents you from buying more than you need.
- When things are organized in groups you’ll know where to find the food you need, when you need it, which will save you time.
Starting fresh with your refrigerator can be the first of many beneficial steps to allow positive Feng Shui energy called Chi to flow through your home. Make sure you are attracting it into your home and that the flow is optimal by following some steps on my website.
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