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

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Have you ever been told it’s bad luck to leave your purse on the floor and wondered why?

Many cultures are highly superstitious; growing up half Spanish, I’ve heard my fair share of stories and superstitions. From ghosts, love to money, there is a story for all. 

But is it really bad luck to put your purse or wallet on the floor? Can you lose money by innocently placing your handbag on the ground? Let’s find out why it’s such a big deal for some.

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What is The Meaning of Placing Your Purse on The Floor?

As we tend to hold valuables within our purses and wallets, certain superstitions play on the fact that by placing such valuables on the floor, we are showing a level of disregard and disrespect. 

By showing no regard for your valuables (money), you risk losing it. 

Hispanic Superstitions

Many cultures have similar beliefs, while the stories that surround them may differ, the fundamentals tend to remain the same.

In Hispanic households, grandmothers pass on generations of advice, one of which is never to place your purse on the floor. You not only risk losing money but also gaining bad luck when it comes to money in general.

Feng Shui

While you may be familiar with Feng Shui through the Marie Londo decluttering phenomenon, Feng Shui goes back over 3500 years. Great importance is put on the concept of placement.

And through the years, a popular saying has come about “A purse on the floor is money out the door.” 

These deep routed sayings still hold true today for those who follow the practices of Feng Shui.

There is a whole list of Feng Shui beliefs that surround wallets and welcoming wealth into your life by following some specific guidelines.

From the color to the shape of your wallet, giving your purse a special place when you get home is high on the list. Avoiding the floor, especially the bathroom floor, is key.

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Where Should You Put Your Purse?

If you want to follow the ancient art of placement, then it’s advised to allocate a designated area in your home to store your purse or wallet on arrival. 

By respecting and treating your wallet with care, it will, in turn, attract wealth into your life. 


Yes, depending on your culture, placing your purse on the floor can be viewed as disrespectful and bad luck.

In Greece, it is good luck to place 2-3 coins inside a purse or wallet when gifting such an item. It’s believed that “money attracts money.”

Placing 3 Feng Shui coins attached to a red ribbon inside your wallet or purse is said to attract wealth.

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