I found these two books on Feng Shui a few years ago when I was looking to improve the energy around my home. I didn't realise just how important they would become to me. The first is the "Western Guide to Feng Shui" by Terah Kathryn Collins (Hay House Inc) and the second the "Western Guide to Feng Shui - Room by Room" (Hay House Inc), by the same author.
This type of Feng Shui uses the Bagua Map (a nine square grid) to designate each 'square' of your home into areas such as Health and Family, Fame and Reputation, Love and Marriage, Wealth and Prosperity, Creativity and Children, Knowledge and Self Cultivation, Helpful People and Travel, Career and the Centre (or Earth). I used this method to systematically declutter our house, an exhausting, but once it was all over, exhilarating experience.
Terah Kathryn Collins says if we 'open our Feng Shui eyes' and take steps to enhance certain areas of our house and garden, our lives become simpler, more prosperous and the energy becomes sparkling. Focusing on each Bagua Square sends a positive message out to the universe. This has proved to be true for me.
I now think of housework in terms of creating good energy (I love cleaning windows!), instead of being a chore and keeping the clutter away has become an every day obsession of mine, but not to the point of being minimalist, you still keep all your special, meaningful things around you. I liked these two books as they explain feng shui in a very simple way, without all the superstition that often comes with it.