A little bit about Feng Shui
One of my favorite topics in the study of Feng Shui has to do with space clearing. This is the best place to start when considering room make-overs for the client needing an immediate change. When your belongings are organized and you can easily find things like your keys or your checkbook, you create peace and harmony in your environment. A general rule of thumb is to have 80% of a surface clear, like your desk surface, nightstand or kitchen counter. This frees up the surface for you to actually use the space when you are ready. But more important, it gives you a visual feeling of clarity and eliminates confusion and allows energy to move through the space.
Two books I recommend for in depth study of space cleaning are:
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
By: Karen Kingston
Clearing the Clutter for Good Feng Shui
By: Mary Lambert