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  • Writer's pictureWendy Elizabeth

How to Bring Good Luck into your Home!

It’s Halloween, and it is not my favorite holiday at all. Having a big imagination does not bode well with being a fraidy cat; I jump at the slightest thing, cover my eyes when the scary music comes on, and am still a little afraid of the dark. So, in the spirit (ha-ha) of Halloween, I thought I would share some good luck household superstitions, that you may, or may not have heard of… 

  1. Leave your windows and doors closed on November 1st (tomorrow) it can bring bad luck into your home.

  2. Carry bread and salt with you when you first enter a new home; the household will never know hunger, and it’s pantry will always be filled. 

  3. When you move out of a house, leave the broom behind. Along with the dust and dirt of your old home, old brooms also carry the negative aspects of your life. 

  4. A new broom signifies a fresh start in your new home.

  5. Paint your front porch blue to ward off ghosts. (Ghosts, can’t cross water, and apparently get confused easily). 

  6. A spider in the house brings good luck (don’t kill them), and if a spider builds its web across your door, you can expect company.

  7. Never put shoes on a table, it brings bad luck. (Shoes as table legs are okay).

  8. Don’t move into a new place on a Friday, Saturday, or a rainy day. These days are unlucky, and may prevent you from ever truly settling into your new home. Thursday is the luckiest day to move in.

  9. Never sweep over a threshold, or you will sweep all the good luck out the door. 

  10. To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave. 

  11. A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams that night. 

  12. A frog in the house brings good luck. (It also makes you scream – last year, a toad stowed away in a flat of flowers that my friend had brought me. I found it sitting on the living room floor). 

  13. A horseshoe hung above the doorway will bring good luck to your home (ends up). 

  14. If you leave the house for the day, and realized that you forgot something, it’s okay to comeback, but you have to look at yourself in a mirror before leaving again. 

  15. If bubbles appear in a cup of coffee, you accidentally knock over a sugar bowl, or tea leaves float to the top of the cup, money will soon come your way. 

  16. Sitting on a kitchen table, or counter, will cause a women never to be wed. 

And, finally, run outside after you have read this, because catch falling leaves in Autumn and you will have good luck (every leaf means a lucky month next year!). Photograph from Houzz

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