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Remove negative energy in your home

Last week I decided there was too much negative 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.

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! I also smudge my space often when I’ve had lots of people in my house, or it’s been school holidays or I just feel that air needs to be moved on.

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. Here’s 10 songs to make you happy!

Diffuse oils

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. But I have been seeing some huge benefits from doing this daily. It’s been positive for me to be able to centre my thoughts, ground my emotions and know how to let things pass. It’s also a very good manifesting tool.

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.


    • Katrina (author)

      Hell yeah! 😉

  • Melissa Boswell-Happ

    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!

  • Kirby Cotterill Schofield

    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

  • Katrina M

    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!

    • Katrina (author)

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

  • josh densten

    Great article treens! it released my inner housewife 😀

    • Katrina (author)

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

  • Aleisha Morrissey Rogers

    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! ?

  • Fleur | Our Urban Box

    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

    • Katrina (author)

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

  • Robyn Gribble

    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?

  • Louise

    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. ?

    • Katrina (author)

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

  • Twinkle

    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.


    • Katrina (author)

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

  • Alison

    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!

  • house painter melbourne

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

  • Beth

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

  • Emerson Design

    Love it, this is my whole philosophy. Health Body, Healthy Home, Healthy Mind.

  • LaHola

    I enjoy your blog Katrina but this is a bit OTT. I get that anxiety can be triggered by mess, but what’s the deal with the appliances?
    Anyway if it makes you feel safe & comfortable – that’s great. I’m just a big cynic. I will, however, tidy up because I can’t lie on the couch all day.

    • Katrina (author)

      Hahaha yes each to their own! I guess you’re not in to charging crystals under the full moon? ??

  • Tiffanie Kendall

    Love this! I cannot sleep with the wardrobe doors open, I’m sure my husband rolls his eyes when I tell him I can feel the energy

  • Katrina Grace

    Love this but so hard to find the time with little kids!

    • Carole Lutze

      Have a day at weekends or holidays and get them involved, give them a duster, they can help move a chair or table while you vacuum under. Give them a sense of love and respect for home and what needs to be done. Then after, a treat like a trip to the park for some fresh air for them!

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