What you keep in your living space constitutes your energetic fingerprint since no one else possesses exactly what you do. The energy of each item continuously impacts you, sometimes at a conscious level but often not, and in a house full of possessions the influence gets magnified. Consider yourself energetically marinating in your stuff so ideally you surround yourself with possessions well-aligned to your wants, needs, and feelings or, in other words, support you rather than undermine you.
Spring cleaning gives you a chance to revisit the energy of your stuff. Ferreting out forgotten items, ones which have outlived their appeal, or you wouldn’t choose now or perhaps ever, refreshes your space as well as your sense of well-being. Energetically this opens you to new possibilities as well as releasing the burden of belongings which don’t move you at a heart level.
Why do you hold items which either no longer or never pleased you? Perhaps you worry you’ll need a particular item some day. Keeping old sheets as future drop-clothes for painting doesn’t make sense if you know you’ll hire a painter. Or maybe you received an unappealing item as a gift and don’t want to offend the giver. Inheriting items which don’t speak to you may also burden you with unaligned-to-you stuff. To optimize feeling supported in your space, surround yourself with what you love and release what you don’t as much as you can. During the elimination process, return again and again to what pleases you and give yourself permission to honor your preferences.
From the Jin Shin Jyutsu® Japanese acupressure perspective, many self-helps address elimination (think exhale) but a couple seem specifically pertinent to eliminating unwanted possessions. The Bladder Organ Function self-help addresses hoarding as well as stinginess, lack, and feeling you can’t get enough. Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 1 helps you let go.
What makes you keep unwanted items? Do you feel stuck with certain items by someone or something outside yourself? Can you pare down to what feels good and aligned, leaving room for energy to circulate and for future highly resonant items to come into your space?