Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

CLEAN ENOUGH: 4 Tried & True Methods to Housekeeping for Good Feng Shui

I found this instructive and liberating post on The Inspired Room blog. Don’t you just love the long blue/green sink in that kitchen pic? With 3 dogs in the house, it’s difficult to keep up with the cleaning. Housekeeping can be overwhelming and take the joy out of life. You don’t have to have a sterile home to have good feng shui. You can have a “clean enough”home. Four tried and true methods can be found at Melissa’s Inspired Room blog below:

Four Daily Routines: How I keep my house “clean enough”.

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HOW TO BRING CHI TO A HOSPITAL ROOM

Do you have someone in a hospital or nursing home that needs cheering up?
You can improve the feng shui of that patient/ resident’s room. Here’s how:

A loved one was recently in and out of the hospital 3 x in two months. Most hospitals do NOT have feng shui energy flow in mind when they are designed. Usually, quite the opposite–depressing drab colors, utilitarian fabrics, and mediocre art prints (if any) abound. It’s hard to stay cheerful in that environment and a good positive attitude is needed for healing. Solution? Bring your own good chi to decorate your patient’s room. In the … Read More

via Feng Shui By Fishgirl

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LABOR LAWS & THE LAP OF LUXURY

What price luxury?

There’s a political hotbed issue (pun always intended at Feng Shui By Fishgirl!) taking place in California right now. Housekeepers are hurting themselves. How? By lifting the heavy mattresses in hotels in order to put fresh flat sheets on every day. In order to perform this task, these cleaning women are asked to lift the equivalent of a sack of boulders several times a day and it’s causing shoulder, neck, and back injuries. (Try it next time you stay in a hotel.) The solution–to get hotels to switch to fitted sheets like most of us use at home–is estimated to cost the hospitality industry $15 million in California alone. But the cost to the workers (and probably their healthcare providers) would drop dramatically. Hotels in Hawaii have made the shift apparently. The other issue is the hotels should be supplying long handled tools so that the cleaning women do not have to get on hands and knees to scrub the bathroom floors. Click here to jump to the Huffington Post to find out why at least one hotel removed their mops, making it harder on their housekeeping staff.

Many hotels have notices about reusing your towels to save water and the environment. My guess is that saving money on the water bill and on the staff needed to clean the towels  are the main reasons they are so concerned about the environment but that’s okay, whatever motivates it’s all for a good cause. When you stay in a hotel, you make the choice yourself. The karma is on you. So what’s this got to do with feng shui…Making choices that are for the highest good of all concerned is the responsible and compassionate thing to do. That’s good for your feng shui. Can you sleep easy on a hotel bed if you knew that the people maintaining it go home with disfiguring permanent injuries?

Check the desk next time to see if the hotel you’re in has a form to give feedback. If it does, tell the management you would prefer fitted sheets on the bed and housecleaners off their knees when cleaning. Then tweet all your friends to do the same. If the law passes in California it will no doubt sweep the nation eventually. Then we can all sleep better at night.

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