Living simply in the wild

Clearing out the energy in a home: How To

Moving into a new *old* home can sometimes be a bit un-nerving.

  • Who has lived here before?
  • What has happened in this house?
  • Are there little tidbits of the past left behind?

With our last move something kept weighing heavily on my mind…what will this house we will be moving into be like. I thought about….i obsessed over it really. Due to the nature, history, age, and location of the home I was quite worried about the feel of this home. The energy, if you will, of this home.

When moving into a new home, it is like making a fresh start for yourselves. You want it a place that feels good. This past winter I researched a little Feng Shui and implimented it into our last home. It really did change the feel of the house. More open, calm, inviting. And all I did was shuffle some furnature around!

So like everyone moving onto another chapter in their lives, I wanted to start this next chapter of ours out on a very clear and very happy note. I could not have timed things more perfect but I was invited to join in on a Feng Shui conference call with the amazing Amanda Gibby Peters from a week before we moved.

This wasn’t your move the couch over there Feng Shui, what we talked about was on a deeper level. Living with what you love. I was blewn away with the wonderful advice she shared and couldn’t wait to get some new home tips myself.

So if and when you find yourself moving into another space, use these tips to really start off on a very intentional note. Clear the energy out of the space, and then bring your energy in.

Clearing out the energy in a home

Straight from the goddess’ mouth herself:

Tip 1: Squeaky Clean!

Clean the home before you move in, as much as you can, if possible. This helps remove the energetic residue of past residents AND gives you the opportunity to set new intentions for the space and layer it with your energy.

Tip 2: Out with the old!

Open up the windows, especially while you are cleaning. Out with the old, in with the new.

The open window (6028681236)


Tip 3: Get Sweepin’!

Buy a Brand new broom for your home. This is a great way to symbolize new beginnings and fresh energy. This also keeps your past dirt, dust and energy with your old house and doesn’t bring it into the new.

Tip 4: Sage it!

Burn sage after you’ve cleaned. Sage has this dynamic ability to make low vibes/predecessor energy leave. Keep the windows open during this space clearing, walk clockwise, starting from the front door around the entire house, room to room. Let the sage love up on every corner of your new house.

Clearing out-the-energy-in-a-home


Tip 5: Flower Power!

Buy a new plant or fresh flowers and put these out while you are moving in. This represents new life and growth WHILE carrying your energy throughout the space. It symbolizes your health, wealth, and happiness.

Tip 6: Blessing!

Circle back with the intentions you have both for yourself and for your family, and ask that your home be surrounded with white light. Feel free to say these out loud. Even though it sounds a bit woo, it is so worth it!

Tip 7:  Celebrate good times, come on!

Have a feast and celebrate the new home.  This deposits happy, loving energy throughout your home. If you know people to invite, open this up to them as well. Invite friends new and old! No friends yet? This is the perfect time to invite the neighbors over.


Our homes should be a place of retreat, a place that feels like us. A place we want to be. Clearing out the energy in a home before you move in is the perfect way to really start off loving your home and setting some great intentions from that point on.


photo credit AlexanderStein

photo credit AlexanderStein



12 responses

  1. Great Post. I completely agree with flower power and also its nice to celebrate our joy with others which brings good luck and positive energy

    June 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    • Simply The Wildside

      I couldn’t agree more. There is something about laughter in a home that just fills the nooks and crannies.

      June 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  2. I wish I had stumbled upon your post a little sooner- when we were just moving in to our new home. Your tips are spot on! It’s a must to remove the energetic residue of past residents and celebrate new beginnings. ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    • Simply The Wildside

      It’s never to late to do a little house clearing ๐Ÿ™‚ even after you move-in. It’s all about setting the intentions, even if you just feel the need to ‘start over’ or push the ‘reset’ button, these are great tips to implement anytime!

      June 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  3. Having a flower from home is good because it refreshing the ambiance of your home, great tips.

    June 12, 2014 at 3:05 am

  4. I’m also moving to a new “old” home, I’m noting everything you say here to apply to my own situation

    June 12, 2014 at 3:24 am

  5. I’m also moving to a new “old” home, I’m noting everything you say here to apply to my own situation

    June 12, 2014 at 3:24 am

  6. Flowers obviously gives refreshing look. Sage is great idea but i never did implement this

    June 12, 2014 at 4:02 am

  7. we will be moving to our new house real soon and this has to be a great list for me to start with. thanks!

    June 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm

  8. It’s always best to have your new home have it’s own identity apart from the old one.

    June 23, 2014 at 9:29 pm

  9. Nice and informative article. Well, maybe some points here that I knew of, but some I’ll try.

    June 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

  10. I’m all for energy clearing and studied Feng Shui so I could do same for my NY home. Several years ago, when I was transferred to the west coast by my then company, I moved into an apartment in Los Angeles and had the place saged…. It did make a difference in calming the energy of the space.

    July 5, 2014 at 3:06 am

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