Yeo Khoon Leong - Founder, Life Coach, Yijing Trainer & Author

Do's and Don'ts for Moving into the New House

These Do's and Don'ts might just swing an unexpected windfall your way!


If you’re moving house and are interested in getting a good start in your new place, you might consider incorporating fengshui practices into your move.

When using the principles of fengshui for moving house, it can be a positive and harmonious experience. Here are some fengshui tips when moving to a new house.

Choose an Auspicious Date/Time for Moving House

Your moving house date should be carefully chosen to resonate well with the house's and the occupants' energies.

It will be determined by taking into account the birth energy of all of the members of the household that will be moving. The head of the household will have the greatest impact on the moving house date.

If you need help, do not hesitate to contact a professional.

Clearing Out the Old to Make Space for the New

Leaving the old or bad energy behind so that you can start things off new and fresh in the new house is strongly emphasized throughout the process.

Clearing your junks and clutter and only bringing what is necessary is one of the best ways to begin. Even before you move, you should be getting rid of things as you pack.

Some of the things you should get rid of include old brooms and mops. Even if they are still useful, they carry your “old troubles” and you do not want to “sweep” those in with you to your new place.

Harmony is Key

Members of the household should not quarrel on moving day. Parents should not scold children. Losing one's temper should be strictly avoided. These are all signs of disharmony and can bring negative energy into the home.

Move during daytime

Do move in before the sunset: you'd better move into the new house in the morning or at noon rather than after the sunset and at night. Otherwise, it has the meaning of laboring day and night, going out early and coming home late.

Carry auspicious items when you step in

Do not move in empty-handedly. On the moving day, do hold some living goods or valuables when you enter the new house and never go into the new house with nothing or look back.

Several items can be prepared on the moving day:

  1. a rice box with 80% rice inside and a red packet on it, for the meaning of enough food after moving into the house;
  2. fruits that are typically favoured are oranges, pomegranates, apples, and peaches as these symbolise prosperity, opportunity, safety, and good health respectively.

Also, the items above shall be brought into the kitchen or bedroom first before you move other items into the new house.

Open all doors and windows to let the air flow through. The purpose of this is to let the qi, or positive energy, renew itself and flow throughout the house.

After that, boil a pot of water for the symbol of profits pouring in from all sides. Also, turn on the taps to have the water run slowly for the meaning of enormous fortune.

Avoid the following

  1. Doing any sort of assembling or repair on your first day in your new home will set a bad ‘tone’ for the rest of your stay, and that your home will constantly be in a state of disrepair moving forward. This also extends to nailing objects and drilling holes. Leave all these to the second day!
  2. Quarrelling on your first day in your new home sets a bad precedent.


Last but not least, make sure that everyone’s well-rested, well-fed, and happy to make sure that the process goes smoothly!