Vastu plays a prominent role when it comes to the construction of brand new houses. It is believed that the houses designed according to the vastu would bring good luck and prosperity to the residents. Besides the basic design of the house, no one care to apply the tenets of vastu at their homes.
However, experts say that even the various storage spaces like shelves and cupboards too are to be built according to the vastu sastra. Building lots of cupboards and filling it with things that are seldom used would bring lots of negative energy into the house.
There should only be minimum storage facilities in the house that just meets the requirements of the people residing in the house.
It is advisable not to constantly shift or change the position of the cupboards and almirahs as it may adversely affect the prosperity of the family. As per the vastu laws, arranging things neatly and properly would elicit positive energy inside the house and it would bring prosperity.
Kubera (God of wealth) rules the north side of the house, which receives lots of positive energy. It is ideal to leave the northern sides of the house open and vast in order to receive the positive energy which would work in favor of the house and the people living in it. So avoid arranging storage spaces in the north side of the house.
Do not build storage spaces or cupboards on the north east and east sides of the house. If necessary, a few shelves could be arranged here. However, it is advisable not to block the energy rush at these directions by stuffing unwanted things in it.
It is ideal to arrange the storage space and cupboards on south west side of the house. Even south or west too are favorable sides to build the shelves. It is at these sides of the house that heavier objects are stored.
Building shelves and cupboards according to the vastu is not enough, one should be careful not to stuff it with useless objects in a messy and unorganized way.