13 Home Superstitions: How Many Do You Believe In?

Superstitions: silly or serious? Read about 13 superstitions related to the home, and take our poll to see how superstitious you really are.

May 12, 2020
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If you’re the superstitious type, you may be tempted to stay home on Friday the 13th in the hopes of evading bad luck. But even at home, you could break a mirror, walk under a ladder, accidentally open an umbrella inside — the list goes on!

Lots of superstitions — of both the lucky and unlucky variety — revolve around the home, and we’ve rounded up 13 of them in the spirit of this eerie day. So, just how superstitious are you? Read about some well-known and not-so-well-known superstitions below, and tell us which ones you believe — or at least adhere to. (I, for example, consider myself unsuperstitious, but I'd probably avoid walking under a ladder if I could help it.) At the end, you can see how you compare to other HGTV fans.

Select an answer, then click Vote. If the page jumps to the top, scroll down to see the next question in the poll.

If you are feeling particularly unlucky this Friday the 13th, perhaps you could turn your luck around with some strategic decorating?

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