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7 Simple Home Detox Tips To Create A Fresh Start At Home

Dana Claudat
December 12, 2022
Dana Claudat
Designer & Feng Shui Master
By Dana Claudat
Designer & Feng Shui Master
Dana Claudat is a modern Feng Shui Master and founder of The School Of Intention Feng Shui Certification Program. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University.
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December 12, 2022

If you're looking to make big breakthroughs, take creative leaps, or expand life in some way, your home can help you to reach this next level. In feng shui, all abundance and growth begin with light, flowing, harmonious energy at home.

One of the most practical ways to keep the energy high around you is to do a simple "home detox," tackling toxins that accumulate inside spaces. The allergens, dust, mold, and germs that gather in your home can be irritating, and they weigh on the energy of your space. In my work as a feng shui master, I've seen how the simplest detox tips can help level up any home environment.

Today we're going to look at a few of the most accessible, affordable, and effective tips I've found for making a fresh start at home:



Take your shoes off at the door.

This simple habit can keep germs (pesticides, bacteria1, and more) from tracking into your home via the soles of your shoes. Taking your shoes off before you enter also supports the idea that your home is a sacred space, separate from the outside world.


Open windows when you cook.

Even if you have a solid oven hood, opening some windows while you're cooking is a smart idea, especially if you're frying or baking in the oven. Here's a great trick for airing out your home in winter when it's chilly out.



Shut off and even unplug electronics and small appliances.

You might even consider switching off your Wi-Fi in the evening. I do this as a way to promote a more harmonious and restful space and reduce potential EMF exposure at home.



Clean with the simplest DIY cleaners.

There are many effective nontoxic cleaning products out there, but some of them still contain synthetic fragrances, colorings, and other preservatives. I encourage clients to experiment with DIY cleaning recipes instead. My mainstay for glass cleaning is 50/50 white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, for example. Vinegar is fantastic for cleaning, with dozens of uses around the home.


See housecleaning as self-care.

Embrace the magic of housecleaning! As I say nonstop, year-round: Housecleaning is a form of self-care and life transformation. Getting into a regular cleaning schedule can promote more creativity, mental clarity, and momentum in life.


Try a shower filter.

I still remember the way I felt after my first shower with filtered water 15 years ago, and I never looked back! My skin felt incredible, my hair never looked better, and I felt more refreshed after stepping out of the shower. Putting a water filter in your shower can help reduce chlorine, metals, and other odors. Each filter has different capabilities, so it's worth researching the options available to you.


 Ditch synthetic air fresheners.

If you love air fresheners, I understand! There are now more "clean scents" available as home fragrances as well—many aren't 100% natural, but they are free of lots of irritants and chemicals. And there are fantastic natural alternatives like essential oil diffusers, bouquets of fresh flowers in season, potpourri, and more. You can fill your home with aromatic steam by adding spices and fruits into a pot of water and letting it simmer on a low flame.

The takeaway. 

Even the simplest of home detox shifts can make a vibrant difference in the energy that surrounds you. Do whatever feels best and simplest from this list to begin, and revel in the results you feel in the new year!


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Dana Claudat
Designer & Feng Shui Master

Dana Claudat is a modern Feng Shui Master and founder of The School Of Intention Feng Shui Certification Program. In the last 15 years Claudat has pioneered her own approach to Feng Shui that is rooted in infinite possibility, creativity and empowerment. Rather than hope for lucky results and outcomes, she helps her clients to create them every day.

She’s a Stanford-educated art historian with more than a decade of experience in design yet her approach to space is simple. Claudat is a longtime mindbodygreen contributor and instructor (she may have had a hand in the hundreds of plants in mindbodygreen headquarters!), and her work has been featured in design and lifestyle publications around the world.

You can work with her from wherever you are in the world in her online Feng Shui Camps and through her Online Feng Shui Consultations.

You can sign up for her weekly Feng Shui Rituals, including rituals for every New and Full Moon, right here!