Celebrate Lunar New Year with Storganize

How's 2016 New Years Resolution going? For those who are accomplishing your goals one by one, keep it going! For those whom New Year's Resolutions are not going so well, don't worry! January was just a trial month anyways, so Happy New Year again, more specifically Happy Lunar New Year! Although Lunar New Year was on February 8th, it is never too late to get the resolutions going. 

So what is Lunar New Year anyways? Lunar New Year follows the Lunisolar calendar which is based solely on the cycles of the moon. According to the Gregorian Calendar or Western Calendar, Lunar New Year falls on the second new moon of the year. Countries in Asia, such as China, Vietnam and Korea also share the same New Year.  It is commonly known as Chinese New Year, however, to be politically correct we simply referred to it as Lunar New Year. 

Here are some of the do's and don't, traditions and fun facts about Lunar New Year!

  1. It is finally 2016! The year of the Monkey! For those of you born in the year of the Monkey, this should be a lucky year for you. 
  2. Declutter your dorm room or apartment. It is time to get rid of the old year and welcome in a fresh new beginning. Don't stress about spring cleaning, store anything you want to save for later with Storganize.

  3. DO NOT take a shower or wash your hair on New Year's Day! You might be washing away your good luck. 

  4. New Years is an excuse to go shopping for new clothes, preferably red! Have fun, but spend wisely. Don't have a place to store your new clothes? Pack away any old or seasonal clothes and store it with us! We will even drop off boxes for you. 

  5. Besides buying new clothes, WEAR your RED clothes for the New Year! The color red symbolizes good fortune and luck. So, definitely wear red to class for those midterms coming up. 

  6. Children and unmarried adults receive little red envelopes.They are filled with money ( :

  7. Spend time with family and friends, and of course eat! It doesn't matter if New Year is the first day of the year, second month of the year or even mid-year. Nothing beats spending time with family and friends with amazing food. 

From Storganize and myself, we wish you all a year filled with prosperity, good luck and happiness! Continue to grow and reach your maximum potential! Start setting goals and tackle them throughout the year, whenever you want. The key is to start now! Happy Lunar New Year!

-Julie Ngo