Your Move Doesn’t Have To Be Scary
With Halloween right around the corner, we check out some of the new house traditions and superstitions that people believe in across the world.
Leave your old broom behind
It is a common new house superstition that you should purchase a new broom, leaving your old broom behind at your old house. You will have swept up dirt in your old home and according to Feng Shui your old broom carries all the negative aspects of your life. Nobody wants to bring negativity into their new home, so leave your old broom behind to avoid this.
If you’re looking to bring good luck into your new home, a common Hindu tradition is to boil milk on your new oven and let it boil over the top. This is thought to bring good energy and money, as well as symbolising prosperity and abundance.
Although the phrase “don’t cry over spilt milk” typically means not to cry over something that’s already happened. It has true significance to this new house superstition, why cry over spilt milk if it’s going to bring you good luck and energy.
Burn sage and candles
You may have heard of burning sage to get rid of the bad energy around you, but have you ever thought of doing this when moving into your new home, to get rid of the bad energy that has lived there before you? This new house superstition is said to keep your home safe from unwanted visitors but has also been recognised to reduce bacteria in the air by 94%. So whether you are superstitious or not, burning sage in your new home is guaranteed to provide some benefits.
Burning candles is said to be another great way to ward off evil spirits. The light destroys darkness, where these evil spirits dwell.
Paint your porch ceiling blue
Painting your porch ceiling blue is a new home superstition that has been around for many years. The haint blue colour is thought to scare spirits away, as a result of the water-like shade that they are afraid to cross. Haint is the Gulla Geechee pronunciation of “haunt” or spirit, that of which cannot cross water, so to avoid mischievous and dubious spirits entering your home, the blue shade tricks them into thinking that they need to cross water and are in turn steered away from entering the house.
Spread out salt
Much like a lot of the new house superstitions, spreading salt in the doorways of your new home and over the threshold, is believed to fight off evil spirits in your home. By vacuuming up the salt after 24 hours you not only clean up the salty mess, but also vacuumed the spirits away!
Moving house on a Friday or Saturday
A common new house superstition that many people believe, is to avoid moving house on a Friday or Saturday as it is thought to prevent you from being able to settle into your new home and can be unlucky. However, these are amongst the most popular days to move, so if you’re a superstitious person you may even find more availability during the rest of the week, whilst also avoiding the potential of bad luck.
Leave through the same door
In Ireland ancient folklore, luck really is their mantra. It states that when you first enter your new home, you should then leave again through the same door. Remember, if you enter the front door, you leave through that door.