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Sudden Urge To Clean Your House? (11 Spiritual Meanings)

Keeping a clean and tidy home is always a good thing, of course, but have you ever had that sudden urge to clean your house? There are many spiritual reasons why this might be happening. Here are 7 possible spiritual meanings of having a sudden urge to clean your living space:


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1- Clearing the path for your manifestations

The number one, tip-top spiritual reason most people will have a sudden urge to clean and organize their personal space is to clear the path for their manifestations.

Clutter in your home can represent feelings or emotions that are holding you back from manifesting what you desire, so creating a clean space can help you stay open to new energy and blessings!

Think about it like this…

Let’s say you have a cup full of water, right?

But what you really want is some juice.

If that cup is full of the old water, there’s literally NO room for anything new to come through, be it juice or anything else to fill your cup!

So, to make space for juice, you first have to empty the old water.

One of the main steps I teach in my 5-step CLEAR Manifestation Method is decluttering and clearing the old to make way for the new.

But sometimes your manifestations are so powerful and so meant to be that the Universe will “push” you to clean house without your intention at all!

So, then, the top reason you might have a sudden urge to clean is that it’s a sign your manifestation is coming!


2- Your energy is shifting

Another possible spiritual reason you’re getting the sudden urge to organize and declutter is that your energy is shifting.

Sometimes, when our energy changes, we can start to feel more energized or motivated in areas that weren’t before.

And if it’s your home that you’re feeling inspired about, this could be a sign of change— which is always a good thing!

When life feels like it’s in limbo, and there isn’t anywhere else to go or something else to do, our energy can get sort of stagnant.

Cleaning and organizing your home can help clear out that stuck energy and bring in new vibes— which could be the push you need to create an opening for the next part of your journey!


3- You’ll soon find clarity

Another spiritual reason you’ll often have the urge to clean is that you’ve been feeling confused or weighed down by decision-making on your spiritual or manifestation journey.

The urge to clean means, quite literally, that you’re about to find clarity and peace of mind. (This is how spiritual awakenings can begin.)

Sometimes the Universe speaks quite literally (and it’s so funny… one time I wanted to manifest a “parking space” at a crowded venue and so I kept saying over and over “gonna find a park… gonna find a park” then it turned out I had the wrong address and I wound up at a recreational park!)

So sometimes the Universe will tell you you’re going to find clarity by making you clean! Lol!


4- You need a sacred space

Another reason you might get the urge to clean is that you need a sacred spiritual space – and your home needs to be your sanctuary.

Especially with the world being so crazy right now, many people need to make sure their home is a safe, separate space that has a defined vibe and mood.

You don’t want to feel like you’re bringing stuff from out “there” in “here”…

And when you get the urge to clean, organize, and maybe elevate your space it’s a two-way communication between the Universe and yourself that your energy is worth protecting, that it’s valuable, that you care for and nourish your spirit and you’re ready to respect and welcome abundant, beautiful experiences.

This doesn’t just mean your home too – by the way. It could be that you have the desire to set up an altar, clear out your car, or just set aside some single place for you to either feel at peace or do your spiritual work.

It’s important and if you don’t already have this, you may be feeling the sudden urge to create this because it can help you usher in great things!


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5- You need to clear the clutter of the past

Sometimes the spiritual urge to declutter will lead you to throwing out old things that you’ve been holding on to for sentimental reasons.

Think… gifts people from your past have given you that you’ve never opened, or that you were keeping out of guilt.

Old pictures of exes that you know you don’t want to be with anymore.

These all represent the energy of the past and while it’s nice to honor and cherish memories, oftentimes holding on to these things can make it difficult for you to move forward spiritually.

I remember when I was manifesting my current house, I went through my old apartment, and before even getting the house I got the sudden urge to clean out everything.

I had quite a few old items I’d been carrying around from apartment to apartment for several years (I even found an old garage remote!)

Like… of course I wasn’t manifesting a brand new dream home if I was still carrying around dead weight and useless items from the past.

I didn’t need those things energetically tying me to the old.

Manifesting a house took more than just that one act, but decluttering old stuff from old apartments certainly helped through the process.

When you do this, you can literally feel the weight lifting and space opening up for what comes next.


6- Your angels are trying to tell you something

Next, sometimes you can get a sudden urge to clean when your angels are trying to get your attention about something.

It could be anything but if you feel like it’s important, then sit down and take the time to really tune in.

Think of it as an opportunity for a chat with your guardian angels who want nothing more than for you to succeed.

I remember one time I was manifesting something and getting really frustrated because it seemed like nothing was happening.

So I got the urge to clean my bedroom… When I stopped what I was doing, went into my room, and started cleaning, I started getting all these “downloads” of messages that I couldn’t “hear” otherwise.

In some ways, cleaning in the way that comes when it’s a sudden urge can be like mediation.

When you’re doing it in a way that you get into a flow state and zone out, it allows your subconscious mind to come to the forefront and you can “hear” things.

I swear by cleaning as one of the best meditations (other things like gardening that you can get into for a long period of time are similar.)

So yeah if you don’t like traditional meditation you can clean and as long as you do it long enough and let your mind wander, and do it with an open spirit, you might get some great info from your angels and your guides!


7- You’re preparing for a new beginning

So, true story… I started cleaning like a MADWOMAN about five days before I found out I was pregnant.

We’d been trying for like eight months and the constant letdowns were driving me completely nuts, so I chose to take a break for a while and come back to it later.

We weren’t tracking anything or trying or counting or anything at all – then one morning I just hopped up out of nowhere and cleaned my entire apartment.

It was so weird…

But then like five days later I got a positive pregnancy test and it all made sense!

Now, this could be normal and could probably happen without a spiritual component (though I’ve never heard of it from friends I’ve told!)

But I believe it was the Universe giving me a little nudge like “clean your house lady you’re about to be a momma!”

Take from that what you will, but it could mean you’re literally going to soon need to clear space in your home for another person to come through!

I firmly believe that it doesn’t have to be a baby.

It could be that if you’re manifesting your specific person or a reconciliation from your ex, that they might soon be moving in with you!

Or, you might be adopting or coming upon a new pet soon.

Just keep an open mind because the power of spirit is so strong and I believe this is a thing (though I can’t confirm since I’m a case study of exactly one.)


Final thoughts

So, there you have it!

Seven spiritual meanings for having a sudden urge to clean your house.

Whether you’re manifesting something big or simply trying to get rid of the old to make room for the new, cleaning can be a powerful way to do so.

Just don’t forget to take time out of your cleaning frenzy and look around at the beauty of your progress.

Take joy in this process, as you never know where it might lead you!

Remember, the Universe has your back and is always sending signs your way – so keep an eye out for those hidden (or not-so-hidden!) messages!

Good luck on your journey to manifesting whatever it is that your heart desires.


With so much love,