When moving home, you have a lot of things to remember, very little time and – probably – energy deficit. In that spirit (and for fun) we prepared a few extra things to add to your removal to-do list. Don’t panic! It’s only some moving myths and traditions.
List Of Moving Home Superstitions
- Choose a lucky moving date – there is a lot of superstitions saying that it’s so important not to move on a random date. If you don’t know which date is your lucky one, you can consult a Hindu calendar, the phase of the moon or your zodiac sign. What’s more, a good idea is to move on Thursday which is considered to be the luckiest day in the week. Remember also not to move during a rainy day – it brings bad luck.
- What should you do to protect your home from witches and ghosts? You can put fennel into your keyhole, light a fire in the fireplace (a fire will purify your home) and paint the porch blue which will ward off evil spirits (ghosts will think that the front of your house is water). You can also light a candle which will cast out darkness and negative energy (an old-age tradition). A good idea is also lighting up corners – it’s a Chinese tradition saying that you should shine a flashlight around the top and bottom of every corner in your home. This shows spirits where the should go and hide.
- Exit where you entered (an old Irish tradition) The first time you’re going to leave your home, you should exit through the same door you entered.
- Plant an orange tree to live a happy life (a Chinese tradition) and spread a pinch of salt on the floor to bring flavour to your life.
- Good and bad numbers – if you’re moving into a number 13 house, or in an apartment located on the 13th floor, you may have a bad luck. Also, the number of steps leading to your house affects your fortune. The number of steps shouldn’t be a multiple of three.
- And what about prosperity and good fortune? You may ring a bell to clear the space and remove rooms of dying chi (which is also known as positive energy) or bring uncooked rise. In some pagan superstitions, uncooked rice ensures that no one in your home will be hungry. What’s more, if you scatter coins in the living room on the first day you move in, you’ll enjoy prosperity and happiness (a Philippine tradition).
- Have an east-facing window – feng shui tradition says you should incorporate windows that face east. Otherwise, you will bring bad luck to your home. You will open your home to negative energy also by bringing there a hoe or pounding a nail after sundown.
- Don’t take your old mops and vacuums to your new apartment – in that way you’ll leave behind any negativity you experienced in your previous home.
- Never accept knives or other sharp items as a gift – otherwise, your friendship with the giver can be destroyed.
That’s it! We hope you’ll try some of the techniques superstitious people use to protect themselves and tell us if it works. We can guarantee you that FV moving experts know all of the moving myths and can help you to bring fortune and happiness to your home. Don’t hesitate to fill in a Quote Request Form and ward off evil spirits with us!