We’ve all heard the expression that the eyes are the window to the soul, and in Feng Shui we say that the windows are the eyes of the home, which makes sense since this is how we “look out” at the world. Oftentimes this can also represent our outlook on life…ie, dark, dingy, ugly.
What happens when these “eyes” are cloudy, dirty, or damaged? This can result in not “seeing” obstacles or even opportunities that may be right in front of us.
With Chinese New Year right around the corner, it’s a good idea to do a thorough window cleaning to signal the Universe that you are open to all the magic and wonderful things to come in the Year of the Pig🐷. And there’s the added bonus that you’ll actually be able to see them coming. 😉
As with any task, some prep work is involved so here’s a checklist of items to help you in this exciting venture. 😁
Window Prep Checklist
- Gloves (always protect the hands)
- Cleaner (I like to use either vinegar or ammonia for this job)
- Cloths (microfiber works well)
- Squeegee (I just like to say this word, it makes me happy) 😁
Once you have all your items assembled, you are ready to begin. 💪
- Clear away anything that may be in your way or hinder your progress. It might be boxes, spice jars or flower pots, whatever it is, get it out of your way so as not to injure oneself in the process. 😉
- Be sure to clean all around the windowsill, the locks and jambs. Verify everything is in working order and nothing is “sticking” or “caught”.
- Repair any cracked, chipped or shattered glass.
- Wipe down the blinds or shutters.
- Replace any broken rods or blinds.
- Toss the curtains and valances in the washer to remove dust, if they are damaged or tattered in any way then replace them.
Woohoo! Now with your spotless windows, your home will have you seeing the world with 20/20 vision for the New Year ahead! 👀