Here’s how to attract good fortune this Chinese New year 2022

Published January 26, 2022, 4:12 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Let’s get ready!

There’s another reason to celebrate next week. The Year of the Water Tiger is upon us, and what better way to celebrate it with some easy preparations you can do at home. Here are some ideas to get you started and even prepare the house to bring in good luck.


Clean, clean, and clean
We might be at “just” at home, but there’s still not enough time to keep the house super clean. One vacuum cleaner that can help us clean faster and better is the ROIDMI X30 VX self-cleaning cordless vacuum and wipe cleaner. It comes with a wiper attachment that can do both dry and wet mopping of floors. It’s also cordless and can run for 80 minutes on eco mode, 35 minutes on standard mode, and 10 minutes on boost mode. Best part? It comes with a one-button press self-cleaning station that makes cleaning this mop mess and hands-free.

Bring out the disinfecting tools
Before anything, make sure everything is spick and span, and virus-free! Aside from cleaning the house, and if you’re hosting a small get-together, make sure you alcohol sprays and disinfecting wipes within reach for any of your guests to use. Sanicare has these, and they come in mini-versions that are great for going out and for giving to your guests, too! They also have table napkins, paper towels, even dishwashing liquid to help you keep things clean at home. A clean and organized house also helps with good feng shui.

Wear very peri ensembles
This year’s pantone is a breath of fresh air. Blue shades are known to be relaxing, but this very peri hue is a nice mix of warm against the cool blue. Here’s to wearing and claiming that this pandemic we are in is about to end soon, so check out Love, Bonito online and have it shipped straight to your home. They have pieces for each and every member of the family. Wear this hue to attract positive energy.

Indulge in sweets
For only P429, you get to enjoy Goldilock’s bestselling cakes and bring in good luck for the year with their Chinese New Year Greeting cake. Choose from mocha and marble, in soft chiffon cake, that’s filled with delicious buttercream icing. It also comes with eight (auspicious number) pieces of chocolate gold coins. Buy some more to reach P500, and you get 10 percent discount, too!

Buy new plants—they come with lucky amulets, too!
It’s always good to add living greens into our homes. @mamabotanikaph (on Instagram) posts tons of videos selling her top quality plants that are shipped from all over the world. This time though, some special potted plants come with a lucky Kiong Hee Huat Chai amulet. So head on over to her Instagram and choose from hundreds of plant offerings that get sold out fast.

Charm your way
We all need a little luck and boost of confidence, and these healing crystals can help you feel better. Choose from four variants: Amethyst for detox and good sleep, himalayan salt for confidence and health, rose quartz for love and communication, and green flourite for wealth and wisdom. Check them out at @cathykathyph on Instagram.

Set the vibe
Essential oils have proven to change the mood at home. Depending on what you choose, these oils can help relax, recharge, energize, and even cleanse the house and take out toxins. Still afraid to dabble into essential oils? Try dōTERRA’s Aroma Essentials Kit that comes with 10 5ml bottles of the most popular essential oils and blends including Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Copaiba, Oregano, and three proprietary
blends Aromatouch, Breathe, and On Guard. And don’t forget that it comes with a sleek Laluz diffuser.

Change to new bedsheets
More often than not, all you need are new bed sheets to make you feel good and sleep well. And, maybe, you all need a new set of pillows. Check out Home de Luxe’s wide array of products that are of hotel-quality such as Down Alternative Pillow that’s encased in a 500-thread count cotton shell. Their Hotel Collection Organic Sheets are also divine and comes in 500-thread count, too! It also comes with OEKO-TEX® certification for chemical safety.

Display auspicious artworks
They say that having a painting with koi fishes (with one black one) can bring in luck. Check out Camilla Oster Yu and her beautiful watercolor paintings, or you can also commission her for special projects.