Sweeping Out the Garage
Keep your garage clean and well swept in order to maximize the flow of chi in this extra addition to your home. Don't try to make it an extension of your basement or attic—this is a place of storage for useful items such as tools and seasonal furniture, not a dumping ground for everything from ratty old toys and broken furniture to tires, file cabinets, and obsolete computer equipment.
We all know someone who keeps so much old, useless junk in their garage that they can't even think of parking their car inside. The hard truth of the matter is, you can probably get rid of more than half of what's currently in your garage and still manage to live a full, happy, and well-adjusted life.
Your garage can be a place for repairing things—for giving new life to old items. Don't let it become a morgue for all of your experiments that didn't work. Remember, in feng shui practice, it's not how much you have, but how well you keep it that counts.
So what about those useful items that you intend to keep now, and use from time to time? Storage bins can help organize these helpful items you consciously choose to store in your garage. Buy the plastic bins with the lids to minimize any chance of mildew, and be sure to label each bin with its general contents to make it easy to locate necessary items when you need them.
Broken items represent death and negative, oppressive energy. All broken items that are beyond repair should be thrown away to avoid negative chi. If an item can be repaired but you no longer want it, donate it to charity or sell it at a garage sale.