If you're a superstitious person, and let's face it, a lot of us are, whether we want to admit it or not, the thought that you are harboring unlucky items in your home, could give you pause.

When I came across this Reader's Digest article online, I started taking inventory of my own house and realized I have four of the items listed, in my abode right now. Do I think they're causing my decades' long streak of less than stellar life circumstances? No, not really, but as one famous songwriter said, "One never knows- -do one?"

However, before you embark on a feng shui purge of your entire living space, we should examine the reasons behind the selection of these harbingers of misfortune.

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