Broom Superstitions – part 1
A broom dropping in front of the door means company before the day is over.
Always pick up, for luck, a broom that is lying on the floor or ground.
Always sweep dirt out the back door or you will sweep away your best friend.
Bad luck will befall you all year, if you sweep on New Year’s Day.
Burn up the rubbish when you sweep on New Year’s Day and you will have money throughout the new year.
Carry a broom under your arm for luck.
Carrying a broom over your shoulder will give you bad luck.
Do not sweep immediately after the departure of a guest or you will sweep him bad luck.
Dropping a broom while sweeping is the sign of a new carpet.
Hitting someone with a broom means that he will go to jail before a week has passed.
If a broom falls as you are passing it, you will have bad luck.
If a broom falls in front of you and you step over it before picking it up, you will have a “bed of sickness.”
If dirt is swept out a door before sunrise, you may expect bad luck.
If dirt is swept out of the house on Friday, the house will burn.
If someone comes in to see you and you pick up a broom and go to sweeping in front of them, that is the sign they are not wanted and you want them to go home.
If you go to some one’s house and have to step over a broom, it shows that the mistress of that household is an untidy housekeeper.
If you hand a broom through a window to someone, you may expect bad luck.
If you hit a person with a broom just before he starts “uptown,” he will have trouble before returning.
If you let a broom fall and do not step back over it immediately, someone dirtier than you will come.
If you must borrow a broom, take it without the owner’s knowledge, and you will not have bad luck.
If you must sweep on New Year’s Day, you can avert bad luck by not taking up the dirt and leaving it in a pile on the floor.
If you must sweep your kitchen after sunset, you can avert bad luck by burning the dirt.
If you step over a broom you will be arrested.
If you sweep after dark, You will bring sorrow to your heart.
If you sweep after dark, you will sweep out the money made that day.
If you sweep in front of someone, you are sweeping them off the earth.
If you sweep under someone while he is sitting on a chair, you are giving him bad luck……..
It causes bad luck to sweep a porch after dark.
It is a sign of good luck to have a broom drop in front of you. It is a sign of misfortune, to lay a broom on the bed.
It is unlucky to borrow a broom.
It is unlucky to sweep dirt out a door at any time. Pick up the dirt and carry it outdoors for luck.
It is unlucky to sweep on Monday.
It means bad luck when a broom falls across the derail It signifies bad luck, if you sweep under a bed on which someone is lying.
It signifies bad luck, to carry a broom through the house from the front door to the back door.
Keep the corners of your broom square or even for luck.
Lean a broom against a bed and you will be unlucky.
Lending a broom will cause you bad luck.
Let the broom rest with the straws up and you will be lucky.
Letting the sweeping edge of a broom wear off at the two corners will bring you bad luck. Never burn up a broom; it will bring you bad luck.