A friend of mine on another website will be moving. She is having current problems in the place she is in now, so I've been giving her tips on how to clear out any negative energy. This is part of an email I sent her this morning for cleansing the new place. You can also do this in your current place, even if you are not moving.
The place you are moving to, have people lived there before and is will it be empty when you move in? If people have lived there before, you need to remove their negative energy.
First thing to do is open all the windows and doors. This includes to bathrooms and closets. Go to each room, walking clockwise with a bell. Ring the bell. It stirs up the negative energy and gets in moving. Make sure to get the corners and closets and even inside cabinets. Once you do all this, you can move on to the next steps!! But if you can't or don't have time, don't worry about it. You can do the rest also. But if you can, then do it. If you can't, definitely do the salt piece I talk about below.
Get some sage and smudge the place. If you can't get sage, then sandalwood works fine too. Light either a stick or cone of it in each room or carry a lighted stick to each room. If you light a stick in each room, as you do, image the negative energy being drawn to the tiny fire of the incense and being burned away. If possible, have the windows open so the smoke can go out of it. If not, it's okay. Just image the energy being burnt up and disappearing as the smoke does. If you light a stick and go to each room, do the same thing. But instead, you are walking to each room. Once you've imagined the negative energy being burned away, imagine in it's place positive energy. Picture a large white light covering the entire room to protect it. You don't have to spend a great amount of time in each room while you are doing this. 5 minutes tops is enough. I would recommend doing this once a month to keep the place clean of negative energies. More if you feel you need it.
If possible, another thing to do is using salt. Put a small amount, 1 or 2 pinches, in the corner of each room. If you can, it would be best to leave it overnight. It will absorb the negative energies. The next day, vacuum or sweep it up and throw it outside or flush it. If you throw it outside, make sure it in an area where you won't walk for a couple of days and make sure it's out back. If you can't leave it over night, you can place a small dish in the window of each room with 1 or 2 pinches of salt over night. Dispose of it the same way the next day. If for some odd reason you don't have salt, but you do have vinegar, just replace the salt with it. With this, instead of putting in each corner, just put a tablespoon or 2 in a bowl in each window over night. You would dispose of it the same way as you would the salt.