Why It’s Bad Luck To Put Your Purse On The Floor

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, but I grew up in a culture filled with silly superstitions.

While I do think they can be silly, if they have to do with money, I don’t see any harm in taking heed. For instance, they always say “Don’t put your purse on the floor!”

Putting your purse on the floor is bad luck in my culture and many others. I don’t think it’s 100% certain that you will lose money if you put your wallet or bag on the floor, but it is still bad for sanitary reasons.

Putting a purse on the floor is bad luck

What does putting your purse on the floor mean?

Your purse (or wallet) is the object that holds your valuable items, your money. Putting it on the floor shows disregard for it.

That’s why putting your purse on the floor means you will lose your money because you are not showing proper value for it.

Putting your wallet or purse on the floor is bad luck

If nothing else, the ground is filled with dirt and various sorts of germs from people walking on it and who knows what else. You also carry your purse around with you everywhere and that would spread the germs all over. So even if you don’t believe in this money superstition, you should never put your bag on the floor because it is a good practice to follow for cleanliness.

Feng Shui

There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “A purse on the floor is money out the door”.

Bag on the floor with items spilling out

If you know nothing about Feng Shui, you should know that it is all about the arrangement of your environment to create harmony and create good energy. A purse being placed on the floor is not an area that carries good energy, so it shouldn’t be there.

Another belief says that it is also bad luck to buy your own purse or wallet. Instead, these items should be received as gifts with money in them so the receiver will have good fortune. As they say… Money attracts money!

The best place to put your purse

If leaving your bag on the ground is bad, where should you put it?

When you’re out and about, find any elevated area to place your purse. Don’t forget that there are also hooks on the back of bathroom doors to do this!

When you are at your house, it is best to put it in the wealth corner of your home to enhance your ability to attract wealth. This area would be the southeast corner.

Other Money Superstitions

There is a list of other money superstitions all over the world, here are a few of them:

1. Your left-hand itching

All of my life, my mom would always ask me to scratch her left hand. She told me that your left-hand itching means money will come to you, and if you scratch it yourself, it will go away.

However, she also told me that the lucky hand for each person is different!

2. Bird poop is good luck

I don’t know why, but I  grew up hearing that a bird pooping on you is good luck and you’ll be receiving money. I don’t think I would ever stand around waiting for a bird to do that to me!

However, if it does happen, I may be inclined to test my luck while I’m at it.

3. Penny on the floor

If you find a penny (or any coin on the ground) that is a heads-up, you should pick it up and put it in your pocket for good luck.

However, if you find the coin tails up, you have to immediately give it away to someone to get good luck.


Where should you put your wallet or purse when you get home?

The wealth corner of your home is in the southeast corner, which is the best place to put your purse in order to attract wealth.

What can I put in my purse to attract money?

I currently have a citrine crystal, or merchant’s stone, in my purse; it is one of the various ways to attract money and enhance your wealth.

4 thoughts on “Why It’s Bad Luck To Put Your Purse On The Floor”

  1. I always heard that a purse on the floor was bad luck, but never knew why – thanks!

    On another note, do you have a twitter handle? I’d like to tweet your posts but I want to tag your twitter handle when I do so.

    • I think it depends. People bury things such as crystals in the Earth to renew their positive energy. However, the floor is what people walk on, spit on, may track feces and a multitude of other germs. For that reason alone, I do not like to place things like my purse on the ground.


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