simple shui | 9 ways to shui when your funds are low

September 28, 2017

back in my early shui days, we were on a tight budget – which meant i didn’t have much wiggle room to make any major or costly improvements immediately. so, i feel each of you that message me about not having enough money coming in; trying to make ends meet; and wanting any *free* shui advice that will spruce up your green situation.

i’ve got good news: shui is possible on a tight budget because the most important factor behind its success is always YOU. if we practice shui out of desperation – thinking we must do *all the things* or doubting a cure’s prowess because it seems so simple or stomping our foot about the timing + delivery – our frustrated energy hops into the mix of shui’s magic. and let me tell you, this sends the universe all sorts of mixed signals. if you want to maximize any shui cure, do the work and give yourself over to the process because shui knows the way between point A and point YAY!

and because everyone deserves a little auspicious energy, i have a budget-friendly checklist for you! every single suggestion shared here is something i did as a newbie and still practice now. because simple shui is non-perishable, and its nectar is always sweet.


  1. showcase your intentions. our focus determines so much of where we end up, and given that the bedroom bookends our days, it is worth dressing these walls with LOVE. because everything i loved was out of my price range at the beginning of my shui sojourn, i wrote favorite song lyrics on poster board and hung them in over-sized frames – simple, inexpensive, and full of LOVE. plus, bonus points for original artwork! [poster board: $.49 | oversized frame: 24.99 | gold markers: $3.70 | total cost: $30]


  1. an apple a day… in shui, green is associated with new beginnings and bursting growth. it stimulates creativity. and my personal favorite, green strengthens will power. apples symbolize peace. and the kitchen swaggers with abundance possibility. so, whip it all together by keeping a bowl of green apples on the kitchen table, and watch prosperity + peace shimmy your way! [total cost: $2.99/bag]
  2. clean the oven. so not glamorous, right? but this appliance is a total drama queen when neglected. the stove and oven represent our wealth + well-being + prosperity – and who wants to entertain any melodramatics there? set yours on the self-cleaner, let the oven works its own magic, and then finish it with a quick wipe-down and polish. once it’s done {phew!}, prepare to hit new high notes! [oven cleaner: $4.19 | 6-pack of cleaning cloths: $7.31 | total cost: $11.50]
  3. keep the toilet seats down. first of all, it just spiffs up the bathroom. however, water represents fortune, and the shui rumor is if a toilet happens to be in the wrong spot, you’re flushing yo’ money down the drain, right? it’s not quite that severe; however, keep the lids down, and you’ll persuade your payday to stay above ground. [total cost: FREE]
  1. put thy stuff away, especially if it is on the floor. when things linger on the ground, their energy attracts yours downward, too. and that is such a cash crasher! if you are short on space, consider a few hooks. i have them everywhere. they are a great storage alternative; it keeps things we use regularly within reach; and most importantly, something on a hook means it’s not on the floor! and instead of drilling a hook into the door, try some double stick tape – works like a charm! [if you splurge on a fancier hook: $16 / traditional plastic hook: $6.18 | double stick tape: $6.04 | total cost: between $12 and $22]
  2. silence the squeaks. from hinges to floorboards to stairs, squeaking metaphorically represents constant complaining and ambivalence. a squeaky hinge indicates people in the home are fighting. and a squeaky floor or stair often signals insecurity. WD-40 and a few nails seem a simple solution for some serenity now! [WD-40: $4.35 | pack of nails: $5.99 | hammer: $5.59 | total cost: $16]
  3. flood your home with light. open the curtains/blinds so sunlight dapples in. turn on the lamps. light the candles. stoke the fire. light is fire, the element that represents nourishment + safety + warmth. and by stimulating fire, we replenish our inner radiance and spark – and that’s the kind of energy that will have you rising up and reaching new heights! [total cost: $1.99 (6-pack of candles)]


  1. get salty. whenever you don’t know what to do about low vibes + questionable energy, put out a bowl of sea salt for 24 hours. after 24 hours, toss the salt in an outside trash. salt possesses powerful cleansing properties, soaking up negative vibes. it’s easy + cheap + SUPER effective to use as often as needed. [total cost: $11.51 ( two 26-ounce containers)]
  2. go pro. a little shui metaphor has the power to take you to the top, especially if your career could use a lift off. two suggestons: photo #1 // look for anything taking off – ships, birds, a sunrise, hot air balloons – and your career will follow suit. photo #2 // if you feel like no one has your back, tape an image of a mountain to the back of your office chair. mountain imagery offers us support; it reminds us the climb toward any goal often involves contemplation; and it suggests we have access to higher insights. how’s that for climbing with confidence? [total cost: if you have a computer + paper + a printer, FREE!]


the very very very best part of all? you can stay right under $100 if you decide to tackle the entire list! HOLLA + high fives all around! my prices were resourced from Amazon and Target, unless otherwise noted; so, if you are a bargain babe, you might be able to score these magic-makers for less! now, go put the shui pedal to the metal, and cruise toward your something better!


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