Remove negative energy in your home


Last week I decided there was too much negative Winter air in my house. My husband rolls his eyes when I start going on about negative energy, or feng shui, or clutter. When I feel like I am in a rut, or work isn’t flowing, or I am unwell I always think the energy around me needs to change. I had a really good clean up put a few feng shui practices in to play – out came the compass! That’s another post for another day haha… Even though you can’t see energy with the naked eye, you can certainly feel it. That’s what I was feeling and it was time to move it on.

The energy left around can be a result of negative feelings, thoughts, events, and stress that you have experienced in your home/office. Your house is like a sponge! Whatever takes place in your environment is absorbed into the walls, furniture, carpet, ceilings, and objects. These negative energies accumulate in the corners and are tucked away in places you can’t even see. Also, if you’ve had a negative event happen recently or a lot of sadness or fear, cleanse your space immediately. My mother-in-law passed away a month ago so I wanted to lift our spirits.


So how do you start removing the negative energy? It’s pretty easy, you just need to be aware of it it.


Clean rugs, curtains, windows, couches

Every time you clean, you remove negative energy. Just the simple task of cleaning and opening up the windows to let fresh air in, cleanses your home. Removing toxic items, bad smells and disinfecting surfaces rids your space of bad energy. Vacuuming is my favourite thing – especially behind furniture. This is where energy can get trapped.

Open windows and let fresh air in and negative energy out

When you open the windows (even when it’s freezing cold) you can feel the freshness coming inside. Just a few minutes of fresh air can push any negativity lingering all the way out the door!

Remove clutter

If furniture and items can hold on to negative energy, then it’s time to start a big declutter in your home or office. I really relate to this one. Pack stuff up and put it away or throw it out! Kitchen benches need to be clear. So do your work spaces. Negative energy needs things to hang on to, so keeping your home clutter free you’re not giving it a chance to hang around!

Loud noises

Sometimes I love some loud music to lift my spirits, but I am also aware that there are moments in life I need things to be quiet and peaceful. This works 2 ways. Loud music can break the flow of the energy we can’t see, but staying quiet also gives us time to be still and relaxed. We already know what a difference music can make to our own energy, and it does the same for spaces.

Burn candles

I’ve got this one covered! I have lots of those around my home. I like to clear the air with a fresh scent. Lavender, vanilla and cinnamon works well.

Rearrange the furniture

Negative energy needs something to “cling to.” Arrange your room with as much wide open space as possible, allowing any negative energy to disperse. Even just moving the furniture to clean behind can break up the flow of energy. Turn that chair to face a different way, move that pot, or hang a different piece of artwork.

Indoor plants

Plants add color, life, oxygen and positive energy to your home. I wrote a post on indoor plants and feng shui over here if you’re interested in reading about their benefits. I have recently put a Chinese Lucky Plant in the south-east corner of my home (which coincidentally is in my home office – let the good energy flow in there!)

Electrical appliances

We have a lot of electrical things in our house – phones, computers, televisions, hair dryer etc… Every now and then they need to be turned off, packed away and out of sight. Cords are my biggest phobia. I hate them. That’s why we’ve gone wifi with almost everything at home and I don’t give negative energy a chance! I am a shocker for leaving my hair dryer or straightener out on the bench though – but I am learning to get it packed away and in the drawer asap.


I am learning how to do this. It’s a bit new to me. I downloaded an app and it’s walking me through a 7 day program on how to meditate. Do you? Any tips? I have been having trouble staying asleep and need to learn how to quiet my mind some days. I thought meditation might be a good way to start. The way I feel will be reflected in the home so this is a good start to removing negative energy for everyone!

A few more tips…

  • throw out flowers as soon as they appear dead and remove dried floral arrangements
  • make your bed every day
  • close the bathroom door and put the lid down on the toilet
  • don’t sleep with wardrobe doors open
  • bring your washing in

Every time you clean your home you are removing negative energy. Cleaning your home or workspace will make it lighter and more positive. This is a result of organising, ridding yourself of things you no longer need and removing toxic items from your environment. Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy.

Even if you can’t see negative energy I know you can feel it. Ever visited someone else’s home and it just didn’t feel right? Or have you visited someone’s home and it feels light and positive and happy? Spending just a small part of your day cleaning, sorting and removing bad energy can really improve your life.

August 18, 2015



  1. Reply

    Jackie Scouller

    August 17, 2015

    So can we hire your services ????,

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      August 17, 2015

      Hell yeah! 😉

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    Melissa Boswell-Happ

    August 17, 2015

    How bizarre, I just checked wha bathe most South-East spot is in our house, and it’s my home office too!! Must find the good luck plant to put in there!

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    Kirby Cotterill Schofield

    August 17, 2015

    My hubby is a shocker at opening his wardrobe to get stuff out and leaves it open….. why should you never sleep with them open?
    Also in process of a massive clean and cull…..2 rooms and a hallway to go candles burn here all day everyday and its like 4 degrees here atm and I have 3 windows open……
    Must get rid of all the boxes and bags of culled stuff…. they arr probably keeping the bad energy in here lol

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    Katrina M

    August 17, 2015

    Check out Joanne D’Amico on YouTube. I was having issues with falling asleep and stress here and there. I use her sleep relaxation each night then progressive muscle relaxation when uptight or stressed. She’s great!

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      August 17, 2015

      I will, thanks heaps! Glad it’s working for you. X

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    josh densten

    August 17, 2015

    Great article treens! it released my inner housewife 😀

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      August 17, 2015

      Oh I love it Jen! Yes, I am very housewifey! Just difficult with a house full of males 😉

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    Josh Densten

    August 17, 2015

    awesome blog!!!!

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    Aleisha Morrissey Rogers

    August 17, 2015

    I clean ALL the time. My husbands complains I dont sit down. So last week I had an operation & I hadn’t touched a mop, duster cleaning product in a week! Today I felt well enough to attack! Nothing better than sitting back later at night & seeing my beautiful clean pretty house lol (well, once the rug rats are in bed & their toys are gone)!
    Im sure hubby will walk in tonight after work & think ahhh… she’s back! ?

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    Fleur | Our Urban Box

    August 18, 2015

    A Jade plant by your front door is good feng shui. It will bring money into your home. You then put another Jade plant by the back door to stop the flow of money out of your home – and thats my problem! Jade plant at the front door and not at the back door ha! x

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      August 20, 2015

      Oh I have a small Jade plant, but must get a bigger one then! Good tips – front AND back. X

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    Robyn Gribble

    August 18, 2015

    I love the beautiful house that is in all the photos and just wondering who the builder was and what is the name of the house?

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    August 19, 2015

    Try TM (Transcendental Meditation). It’s one of the easiest forms of meditation to do. It is practised twice daily for 20 minutes. I love it! Celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Russel Brand, Ellen DeGenres, Nicole Kidman, Jerry Seinfeld and Jen Aniston practice this form of meditation daily. U can utube it to find out more information. It has relieved my stress and anxiety no end. ?

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      August 20, 2015

      I will definitely check that one out then! Thanks heaps.

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    August 20, 2015

    A good trick for falling asleep is to put either one foot, or both feet, outside of the covers – it really does work!

    I ‘smudge’ sage throughout my home on a regular basis. I started doing that as our house was constructed from a lot of used materials that came from other (demolished) houses … things like the walls, floorboards and windows … and, being an empath, I was picking up on all the energy coming from those things. I kept doing it because it felt so good and it really does work wonders.

    Another thing I do is – and this will only help if you have animals – mix hydrogen peroxide, orange oil, white vinegar and baking soda together to make up a carpet spray, spray it on and leave for at least 24 hours, then vacuum off. I do this because even though we have a ‘no shoes’ rule in our house, we have pets who are introducing ‘stuff’ into the house. It keeps the carpets smelling fresh and clean and the fragrance seems to complement the sage quite nicely – in fact, people are always asking what air freshener we use as it always smells so good.


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      August 20, 2015

      Good tips, thank you. I hadn’t thought of the pet thing – yes I have indoor pets too! Thanks heaps. I will try that.

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    August 23, 2015

    We were just talking about this at a party last night! Problem is, I need to cleanse the previous owners bad juju from house. Some seriously creepy stuff! Actually really sad stuff. I just don’t know where the heck to start!! Good tips on the mediating though, might start with that!

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    house painter melbourne

    August 25, 2015

    You have amazing tips Katrina. I love your advises and this will be a site that I would like to refer to my friends.

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    July 27, 2016

    Great article! My only insight, use diffusers and pure essential oils instead of candles! 🙂 No toxins!