Under the Bed Storage: Neato or Veto?
Here’s something I can’t seem to chalk up a definitive opinion on: under-bed storage.
On the one hand, I totally understand the practicality of this storage method; especially if you’re living in a small space, that vast area under your bed seems a shame to waste. However, I also definitely subscribe to the belief a la the feng shui methodology that storing a bunch of stuff under your bed is a no-no in terms of energy/ serenity.
In his book, “Clutter Busting,” Brooks Palmer writes, “Your bed needs to be a place of peace. It’s where intimacy is generated and maintained. Anything that blocks that intimacy is clutter…The things under your bed resonate energy. You don’t see the items, but you feel them. If you cook lasagna in the kitchen, you smell it in the living room. If you’ve got something that you don’t want to deal with and you try hiding it under the bed, it’s hidden visually but it’s still calling out to you. You may as well put it all under the covers with you.”
So I want to know your thoughts– hooey nonsense, who needs it, and why would I ever sacrifice that precious storage space? Or right on, the energy resonates, and I think it should be kept clear?
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