Be Ready for the Year of the Metal Rat with these Chinese New Year Tips

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Xinnian Kuai Le! Chinese New Year is almost here, and for 2020, we’re ushering in the Year of the Metal Rat. 

Based on the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar Festival or Spring Festival (for Chinese countries), falls on January 25 this year. For most of us who hope the bring in as much luck as we can for this year or have already fallen off the wagon from our New Year’s resolutions, it’s another golden opportunity. 

To have an effective Lunar New Year celebration, you must be prepared as early as you can. You want to pull out all the stops for an event as important as this one, especially if you’re hoping to attract nothing but positive energy for you and your loved ones. 

So whether you’re a novice or veteran at Chinese New Year celebrations, here are some tips and guidelines on what you’ll need and how to prepare for the arrival of the Year of the Metal Rat.

Tip#1: Do a general cleaning of your home. 

First things first: feng shui practice requires you to do a thorough cleaning of your home to rid it of all the negative energy and make way for the positive to cover all areas. You must be meticulous in sweeping or cleaning to get rid of all the dirt from previous years. But before you schedule your cleanup, make sure you have the right cleaning tools to ensure you’ll do a good job.

Cleaning Tools for Chinese New Year

Eufy RoboVac 30

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Drillbrush Power Scrubber

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Better Life All Purpose Cleaner

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Tip #2: Adorn your abode with new decorations.

Out with the old and in with the new, as they say. Stronger feng shui calls for decorating your home to bring in new and fresh energy for the coming Lunar New Year. Making your home look lovely is just a bonus. Here are a few items you may want to consider for glamming up your abode.

Chinese New Year Home Decoration Ideas

The Holiday Aisle Potion Book with Rat Decor

THE HOLIDAY AISLE | Potion Book with Rat Decor – US$ 22.99
International Shipping Weight – 1.00 kg
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CalligraphyforGod Rat in Chinese Calligraphy

CALLIGRAPHYFORGOD | Rat in Chinese Calligraphy – US$ 19.99
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Smoko Dumpling Light

SMOKO | Dumpling Light – US$ 16.00
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JH & VW Long Distance Friendship Lamp

JH & VW | Long Distance Friendship Lamp – US$ 99.00
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 kg
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Ophelia & Co. Kratzer Rose Red Tea Set

OPHELIA & CO. | Kratzer Rose Red Tea Set – US$ 90.99
International Shipping Weight – 4.50 kg
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East Urban Home CNY Tablecloth

EAST URBAN HOME | CNY Tablecloth – US$ 58.99
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Tip #3: Wear new clothes for the celebration. 

Your house is not the only thing you should doll up. Taking care of yourself and your family is also important, which is why many prefer to wear new clothing while they greet the New Year to reflect their optimism for all the luck and prosperity coming their way. Typically, red clothes are a staple. Some also prefer to incorporate the animal of the New Year (in the case of 2020: the Metal Rat). Splurge on new threads for the entire family as you welcome the Lunar New Year together. 

Chinese New Year Clothes for Men

True Religion Crew Neck Printed Tee

TRUE RELIGION | Crew Neck Printed Tee – US$ 29.97
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos

BONOBOS | Stretch Washed Chinos – US$ 98.00
International Shipping Weight – 1.00 kg
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Club Monaco Leather Sneaker

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International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg
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Chinese New Year Clothes and Dresses for Women

Madewell Boxy Tee in Plaid

MADEWELL | Boxy Tee in Plaid – US$ 69.50
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Nasty Gal Sleek Havoc Bias Cut Satin Skirt

NASTY GAL | Sleek Havoc Bias Cut Satin Skirt – US$ 27.00
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Anthropologie Abbott Double Strap Flats

ANTHROPOLOGIE | Abbott Double Strap Flats – US$ 125.00
International Shipping Weight – 3.50 kg
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Chinese New Year Kids Clothes

Shop Disney Long Sleeve Layered T-ShirtSHOP DISNEY | Long Sleeve Layered T-Shirt – US$ 7.98
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Rebel Gradient Dot Joggers

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International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Vans Toddler Animal Camo

VANS | Toddler Animal Camo – US$ 42.00
International Shipping Weight – 2.00 kg
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Shop Disney Long Sleeve T-Shirt

SHOP DISNEY | Long Sleeve T-Shirt – US$ 7.98
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Old Navy Drawstring-Waist Joggers

OLD NAVY | Drawstring-Waist Joggers – US$ 24.99
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Vans Slip-On Sneakers

VANS | Slip-On Sneakers – US$ 39.99
International Shipping Weight – 2.00 kg
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Don’t be caught in the rush of all the Chinese New Year preparations. Plan ahead and shop for all your needs from US online stores. 

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