Here’s something you don’t hear often: There are times in your life when clutter is a good thing.
Let’s dive into why by quickly talking yin and yang. In feng shui, yin and yang are unseen forces that attract each other, creating movement. Think of yin like a noun: It is receptive, still, and quiet. Yang is more of a verb: It is creative, active, and obvious. A balance of both is the complete sentence, shifting and changing the energy around us.
Since clutter often sits idly without regular use or purpose, it has a very yin quality to it. Too much yin in our surroundings can make life feel sluggish, which is why clutter is often considered a sneaky saboteur in our lives.
However, when we find ourselves without the gravity of safety or reassurance, a little more yin energy might be exactly the prescription we need. Sometimes, we need a minute to dissect what’s happening in our lives. Here are a few cases when clutter is a positive force: