(1) Dear Uncle Dixer: Is it okay to transfer or move in to our new house even if it is not fully finished? Thanks.

Answer: It will be fine if you have a small moving-in ceremony (invite some friends, say a prayer, partake in cooking and eating some food and make some noise to chase out the inauspicious spirit). Keep the place clean and tidy each day after the workers have left, or make-sure that they will clean the place up before they leave.

(2) Dear Uncle Dixer: Is it okay to move in to a new house where the kitchen is not finished? Thank you.

Answer: If the kitchen is not finished yet, then make some food with a portable cooker. The Chinese think that “fire and smell of food” is an auspicious way to move in a house.