I am honored to present this guest blog post from my colleague, Mia A Staysko, of White Lotus Interiors, Calgary, AB, Canada. This informative article on trash appeared in the May 29, 2011 issue of her e-newsletter: White Lotus Letter.
A client asked Mia: How do we mitigate the effects of where our garbage/recycling bins/bathroom are located? Would it be that if the kitchen garbage is in your Wealth area, you might just be throwing money away?
There are certain necessary functions which must occur in any home. Waste, both biological and man made are a necessary by-product of both our bodies and our lifestyles. We want both types to be flowing properly in order to have a clean home and body. However, when we begin to look at things from a symbolic and self-reflective standpoint, it is natural to wonder how best to deal with areas which we know to be useful but which do not necessarily have positive connotations. So lets talk about garbage.