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Preparations For Chinese New Year – 1

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Good evening, dear friends πŸ˜€

Ah, finally my Chinese New Year preparations have started – by doing a decluttering and cleaning of my store room. This is the first step to decluttering my house – decluttering the store room will make space for more stuff to go in there as I declutter the rest of my house. This way, I will keep the theΒ  stuff easier to organise and kept flowing as I go about doing this for the whole house – every storage area like cupboards, wardrobes, store rooms, larders, and even refrigerators will get a good cleaning and tidying.

This is very important for Chinese New Year because we are removing the chi from the past year, to make room for the chi of the new year. Starting this massive decluttering job will beΒ scary we are sure to procratinate or even balk at doing it, but once we get started, we feel so good about ourselves and the space that we have cleared because the energies there are now clean and new. So, it is really worth the great effort it takes to do this.

It will take me another 2 – 3 days to finish the whole decluttering job, with the help of my family, of course. πŸ˜‰

Today, I did some painting and waterproofing jobs. First thing in the morning, I scraped off a part of the wall that was getting a little damp at the ground floor of my house, apply a layer of waterproof sealer and then repainted it. After that, it was painting my automatic gates at the front of the house, and the grille gate and wooden door at the back of my house – they were subject to the weather elements and there was rust and some wear and tear.

It is good to give a new coat of paint to gates and doors because they will bring in new chi also. It is inauspicious to have rusty gates or gates that are rundown in condition. I simply love the paint of smell and because I was an only child in my family, I had grew up doing the painting for my family every year before Chinese New Year. Therefore, the smell of new paint reminds me that the Chinese New Year is just round the corner. My husband can’t stand the smell of paint but anyway, I love doing the paintwork and would happily go about looking for stuff to paint! πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

Yesterday, it was my husband’s jobs to replace all the light bulbs that had fused. There is inauspicious chi in those areas that have things that are broken down and therefore it is advisable to get those things fixed. πŸ˜‰

Okay, I will stop here as I have taken a breather here from decluttering my living room. I am too tired to cook dinner tonight and so, I am just going to the Indian shop nearby to buy some takeouts of Roti Canai, Chappati, rice and some curries. πŸ˜€

Have fun preparing for your Chinese New Year, ladies! πŸ˜€

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    sweetrosie said,

    Whew! That’s a lot of work choesf! I really do admire your desire t0o prepare so beautifully for New Year – it must feel so good and satisfying when it’s completed.

    Maybe, when you’ve finished your place you can duck over to mine and help me…;) Oh, and bring your paintbrushes so Myf’s room can finally get completed…

    Happy works choesf !

    love and a big hug πŸ™‚

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Oh, I would so love to be able to hop over to your house and help you, my dear sweetrosie – that will give me a really good excuse for a trip to Australia! πŸ˜† I’ll remember to bring the paints as well for Myf! πŸ˜‰

    I’m glad my friend, yen1908, is motivating me along with reports of her own decluttering progress in Singapore …. she is now cleaning her store room and organising things into boxes.

    Talk to you later! πŸ˜€

    With love and hugs,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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    yen1908 said,

    Hi choesf

    I heard you calling me here!! ‘smile’

    I have organised 8 containers into my store room now with 2 more to go. I am feeling so happy just looking at them! A tough job but i have accomplished them!

    Surely with all these decluttering and cleaning, getting rid of the old chi and welcoming the new good chi, Year 2008 would be a good year for us. Just remember to open all your windows to allow all stale old stagant chi to flow out and new good chi to enter with the help of the Wind blowing.’smile’

    After all these cleaning, will remember to hang up all the fs placements!

    Happy cleaning and shopping!
    yen

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