In Feng Shui, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to assess next to the bedroom. It’s the heart of the home. It’s where you get your nourishment, where you prepare your meals, where you dine with your family daily, and where you welcome guests.

Following Feng Shui may not seem important, and while it’s unnecessary, it has both spiritual and practical benefits.


  1. Get Rid of Broken Items

Broken items are bad in Feng Shui, whether it’s sentimental or you simply didn’t have time to take care of your home and clean up the mess.

Broken items signify broken energy. They bring bad luck to you, your home, and the rest of the people living there. Sometimes, that even includes your guests. Unless the broken item is highly significant to you and it has sentimental value, you shouldn’t double-guess throwing it away.

For broken items with sentimental value you want to keep, you can try a beautiful Japanese method of fixing them called “kintsugi”. Kintsugi involves using precious metals like bronze or gold to repair broken pottery.


  1. Use Salt

Salt isn’t just used for seasoning our food. Salt is considered by many cultures to be important in the household and, thus, also as a very auspicious item.

Feng Shui and other practices believe that keeping Salt in the corners of your home can absorb the negative energy from your home. This keeps away all the bad energy from you and your family.


  1. Deep Cleaning

While it has its importance in Feng Shui, deep cleaning should be a no-brainer. Nobody wants a messy kitchen. Imagine all the dirt, dust, and probably even dead animals in the tight areas of your kitchen you’re just leaving to rot and accumulate.

In Feng Shui, cleanliness is a focal point, including deep cleaning your kitchen. An untidy area results in negative energy, and that accumulates over time if you allow it to.


  1. Organize Your Fridge

Speaking of negative energy, an unorganized and chaotic refrigerator is very alarming. And we don’t only mean keeping your fridge clean or throwing away expired food or dishes you won’t bother reheating and eating. Negative energy can also be found in unorganized refrigerators. If your fridge has ingredients all over the place without any sort of attempt to arrange it, that’s also going to bring in negative energy.

Either way, keeping your refrigerator clean and organized is still a practical idea. It makes it easier to find what you’re looking for and avoids spoiling food you might not notice otherwise.


  1. Double Burners

In feng shui, stove burners are a representation of wealth and opportunities. Double burners mean—quite literally—double the wealth and the opportunities.

If you have space and you cook regularly, you shouldn’t limit your stove to only two burners. Get as many as practically as possible. The more burners, the more prosperous energy. Plus, it’s also a great idea to have plenty of burners for when you’re cooking several things at once.


  1. Door Placement and Layout

Last but definitely not least on this list, the placement of the door is also an essential factor to take into account in Feng Shui. The door is the main conductor of energy in your home, and that also applies to kitchen doors if you have one.

Deciding where to place your door is important. Ensure that your kitchen entrance doesn’t directly face your front or back door. That can cause positive energy to exit your home, leaving you more prone to negative energy that can result in misfortune and even illnesses.