Chinese New Year Checklist for 2020, year of the Yang Metal Rat

Feng shui Chinese New Year checklist for 2020

Year of the Rat 2020

Are you prepared for 2020?

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Chinese New Year tends to be a very manic time leading up to the celebrations and festivities which is why I have put together this comprehensive Chinese New Year Checklist for 2020, the year of the Yang Metal Rat (Geng Zi) to hopefully make things a bit calmer in the run-up to Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year brings so many jobs and tasks that need doing around the home and office that need doing and every year I go through the home and office that I tend to forget things that need doing which is why I created a checklist to tick off as I go through all of the tedious tasks and I decided to share it on the website for others to add or change how they like, and the feedback has been amazing, and I am so thankful for all of your kind words.

The list below is the same list that I go through every year during Chinese New Year and this year, I have tailored the checklist to be relevant to the year of the Rat and have included where to place the 2020 Annual Cures and Enhancers and colour suggestions for each different compass sector of your home or office for the year which will hopefully make it a bit easier when going through everything before the start of the year of the Rat. This also makes a great reference sheet to keep handy during 2020 when introducing new furniture or decorations.

2020 Feng Shui cures and enhancers

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Chinese New Year 2020 (lunar) date for celebrating – 25th Janury 2020
Chinese New Year 2020 (Solar) date for placing Cures – February 4th 2020
2020 is the year of the Yang Metal Rat (Geng Zi)

 

Garden and driveway

□   Cut grass and lay seed or turf in dead patches

□   Trim all trees and hedges and clear rubbish

□   Wash down patio or decking and paint if necessary

□   Remove all weeds and rubbish from the garden including broken furniture and pots

□   Wash all outside windows in the home both top and bottom

□   Touch up any paint

□   Clear drains and gutters

□   Wash out recycling bins

□   Clear out shed or outhouse

□   Clean swimming pool/sauna

□   Clean pots

□   Check security lighting and replace bulbs if necessary

□   Water plants if necessary

□   Tidy away tools and brushes

□   Clean chimney

□   Clean out barbecue

□   Clean doormats

□   Clear driveway and entrance to home to attract Sheng Qi

□   Avoid knives and scissors on New Year day

Kitchen

□   Wash floors and walls

□   Clean out fridge

□   Clean out oven

□   Organise cabinets, drawers etc. and throw out old food and rubbish

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Wipe down all cabinets, worktops etc

□   Clean out microwave

□   Bleach drains and sink

□   Move out dishwasher, fridge and washing machine and clean behind

□   Deep clean washing machine and dishwasher on an empty cycle

□   Clean behind kickboards

□   Check carbon monoxide alarm

□   Wash all windows and window frames

□   Check smoke alarms

□   Throw away any broken crockery

□   Replace water filter

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

□   Clean filters in oven

□   Place fresh fruit in a bowl, especially oranges to attract wealth

□   Place Kitchen God

Bathrooms

□   Deep clean bath, sink, bidet, toilet

□   Bleach drains and toilet

□   Wash floor or hoover carpet

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Wash floors, walls and behind units

□   Wash windows, frames and mirrors

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

Hallway and landing

□   Wash floors and walls or hoover

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wipe down any cabinets or furniture

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Check alarm system if present

□   Wipe down doors with cloth

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

Garage

□   Wash down the garage door

□   Sweep floor

□   Wipe walls and ceiling down

□   Clear any clutter and throw away rubbish

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

□   Touch up any paint

□   Open garage door to air out

□   Check smoke detector

Loft

□   Clear cobwebs and dust

□   Remove all clutter and throw away

□   Check for holes or tears in the lining

□   Check the water tank

□   Check lighting fixtures and replace broken bulbs

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

Bedrooms

□   Organise drawers

□   Throw away any clutter or old clothes

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Check light bulbs and replace if needed

□   Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds

□   Clean all furniture

□   Flip or rotate the mattress

□   Wash sheets

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wash or hoover floor

□   Dust all décor down

□   Steam clean carpets

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Hoover and dust under furniture and bed

□   Check smoke detectors

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

Cars

□   Wash cars or take to car wash

□   Check tyre pressures

□   Check oil level

□   Clean inside of the car

□   Throw away any rubbish

□   Check the coolant level

□   Replace air freshener

□   Clear air filter

□   Top up petrol or diesel

□   Fill washer fluid tank

□   Check tyre tread depth

Dining room

□   Throw away any clutter

□   Organise drawers

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Check light bulbs and replace if needed

□   Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds

□   Clean all furniture

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wash or hoover floor

□   Dust all décor down

□   Steam clean carpets

□   Hoover and dust under furniture and bed

□   Check smoke detectors

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

□   Open windows to air room out

Living Room

□   Throw away any clutter

□   Organise drawers

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Check light bulbs and replace if needed

□   Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds

□   Clean all furniture

□   Wash or wipe sofa down

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wash or hoover floor

□   Dust all décor down

□   Steam clean carpets

□   Hoover and dust under furniture and bed

□   Clean television

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around the room

□   Open windows to air room out

2020 Annual Afflictions

Tai Sui location for 2020 – North (352.5 – 7.5)
Three killings location for 2020 – South (142.5 – 217.5)
Annual five yellow location for 2020 – East (67.5 – 112.5)
Sui Po location for 2020 – South 172.5 – 187.5)

Annual Cures and Enhancers for 2020

Northwest

LianCaiZhong Nian Master Cure

Panlong double coiled Dragon chasing pearl statue

North

Lu Mi Tai Sui card

Northeast

FuXi Dual dragon bell

Qian Cai Chan Chu Toad and bucket

West

Bixi Dragon headed tortoise

Centre

Mei Hua Fu Zhou Protection Plum Blossom Amulet

East

Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row

Salt water cure

six-rod hollow metal wind chime

Southwest

Jiangongliye Wealth and wish enhancer

South

Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row

Salt water cure

Juan Kuan offering plate

Southeast

Caiyuangungun Sheng Chi cure

ChuXi Crystal tree for wealth and career

Fun facts and advice for Chinese New Year

□   Ensure that the house, apartment, bungalow office or any other building is spotless from top to bottom, to encourage good luck in the coming year.□   Open all the windows and doors in every single part of the home as this is said to bring in clean, new good luck for the year.

□   Switch on all of the lights in the house inside and out as this is supposed to attract good luck from outside, and if the windows and doors are wide open, it is easy for the luck to enter. The bright lights and open windows are also used to scare away evil spirits.

□   Buy a new pair of slippers at New Year. It is said to stop people gossiping about you, In China, face and reputation are significant.

□   Avoid arguments, using knives, driving too far, and they love to gamble on New Year’s day as they hope to create good luck and wealth. You can read more on this below.

□   Do not punish or discipline the children. Otherwise, they will have more arguments in the New Year.

□   Refrain from using a knife or scissors in the kitchen.

□   You should not wash on this day which means do not take a bath, shower or wash your hair on Chinese New Year’s Day as this will wash away all good luck for you.

□   Refrain from wearing black or white colours when visiting friends on this day as these colours are associated with funerals and death.

□   Visit recently deceased friends or family on New Year’s Day

□   When you wake somebody up on this morning, do not use their name as it is said that this person will be dependent on you all year long to motivate them.

□   Do not wash any clothes on this day as Chinese New Year Day is the birthday of the god of Water.

□   Do not cut your hair or nails on this day as it is believed that you will be bringing pain to your relations.

□   Keep everything positive and do not talk about anything negative on this day as you will be setting an example for how the rest of your year is to be lived.

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15 thoughts on “Chinese New Year Checklist for 2020, year of the Yang Metal Rat

  1. Hello, what if I want to change my job during these days? Is it good for me? Or it will makes me unstable during 2020?
    and I want to know that should I go through this list untill February 4th 2020 or only on 25th January?

    Thank you so much for your hard work

    1. Hi Aya,

      If you changed your job on the 25th, this could mean you will be starting new things throughout the year.

      You would only need to follow this list on the build-up to the 25th and then again on the 4th by cleaning the home and placing your cures.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  2. I recently lost my job. What should I do to bring luck and prosperity to me and my home? I am a Water Tiger. Happy Chinese New Year tomorrow!

    1. Hi Maria,

      Happy Chinese New Year to you, too!

      Sorry to hear that you lost your job. I would recommend reading through the 2020 Flying star analysis and implement as many of the recommendations as possible. The main areas to focus on are the southeast, west, and northwest.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

    1. Hi Jay,

      Gambling with family in Mahjong is considered fine although commercial gambling should be avoided.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  3. Hi Daniel
    On the Chinese New Year checklist page, you mention “Fun facts and Aspirations for Chinese New Year”. Do those apply to the Lunar New Year or the Solar New Year?

    Thank you for the advice that you share on the site – truly appreciated.

    Brenda

    1. Hi Brenda,

      This advice is for the Lunar Chinese New Year that you would celebrate.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  4. Hello, this website is amazing. I have a question though… What do you do if your secret ally is the enemy of the year/ally animal of the year is your personal enemy? Horse is my secret ally but I am unsure how to proceed with the Rat year because of it… (in terms of using/working with horse/ox elements or items created in horse/ox years, etc)

    1. Hi Jolie,

      Horse cures could be less effective in the year of the Rat although I would not say that it is something to be worried about.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

    1. Hi Susan,

      It’s our pleasure 🙂

      Thank you for taking the time to write this; it always makes my day getting messages like this.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

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