If you’ve moved before, you probably know that it requires a fair amount of planning and hard work. Luckily, Lincoln, moving companies like ours help make the moving experience as stress-free and painless as possible. We help our clients have the best moving experience possible by providing high-quality services at competitive prices. But, today, we want to share a few lucky moving superstitions and traditions that could help your move go even more smoothly.
People worldwide turn to a few common moving superstitions to increase their chances of having the best moving experience and the most luck in their new home. Our Lincoln movers would love to help your experience be as great as possible so keep reading for more!
Leaving a broom in your old home
In many countries worldwide, including England, it’s a common custom to replace your old broom before moving into a new home. Leaving your old broom in your old home and purchasing a new one when you move can help you start fresh and clean in your new place. It is also believed that brooms can carry the negative aspects of your life at your old home, which means you may not want to bring them into your new home.
Leaving through the same door you came out of
In Ireland, they believe that you need to exit through the same door you entered through when you leave your new home for the first time. If you don’t, the Irish believe it’ll bring bad luck into your home. But don’t worry, you’re not forbidden from exiting through the same door you entered through forever. This rule only applies to the first time you leave! (We’ll have to tell our Lincoln movers about this one!)
Paint your porch ceiling blue
Many people paint their porch ceilings haint blue in the south because of influence from the rich Gullah/Geechee culture. A haint refers to “an undefinable something that scares the bejeebers out of you,” and haint blue is a pretty blue-green color. According to Gullah culture, a blue porch ceiling brings good luck to a home because it helps keep away bad spirits who couldn’t cross water. The haint blue porch ceiling looks like crystal clear seawater you might see in the Caribbean, so it helps to keep any bad energy out.
Coming from Native American tradition, smudging is the practice of burning sage to clear something of old or bad energy. Smudging is an important ritual for many indigenous people, but when non-native people burn sage to “smudge” their homes or other spaces, it can minimize the cultural importance of this ritual and have a negative impact on how the herbs are grown. But luckily, smoke cleansing with other herbs or incense can still help you clear your new home of the previous owners’ energy.
Scatter coins or salt
Some people believe that scattering salt near your front door and throughout your house can help keep your home safe from negativity. Others believe entering your home with salt and rice before bringing anything else into your home can bring good luck. In the Philippines, it is a national belief that scattering coins can help attract prosperity. You can try to place coins in the corner of every room to bring financial good fortune.
Whether you believe in the power of these superstitions and traditions or not, it’s always interesting to learn how other cultures bring luck into their new home. If you’re moving in the future, we would love to be the Lincoln moving company to help you out.Â