Space clearing is the feng shui art of clearing and revitalizing the energy in buildings. All traditional cultures have a form of space clearing. It can be seen as a higher level of house cleaning and is as essential to the energetic maintenance of a place as physical cleaning according to Karen Kingston, a world-known authority of feng shui and space clearing.
For home buyers, the most obvious time to do space clearing is before moving into a new home, to clear out the energies of previous occupants. Energetically, everything that happens in a house goes out in ripples like the effect of a stone being dropped in a pond. It is recorded in the walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and other objects in the home. Smudging is a simple, easy and powerful way to clear the energy in a room by using the smoke of a sage bundle. Sellers can also perform the art of space clearing before putting their home on the market. This is so potential buyers will feel at ease in the space due to the harmony and balanced flow of energy in the rooms