Space clearing when you move into a new home

One of the most important uses of space clearing is to clear out the energies of previous occupants when you move into a new home, to make it your own.

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When you move into a new home, it will never truly be yours until you space clear it.  Until then, there will always be residual energies from previous occupants that affect everything you do there.

You might think this wouldn’t apply if you move into a brand new building that no one has ever lived in before, but in my experience space clearing is still very helpful. It clears out any energies left by the builders and harmonizes the space after the disruption of all the building work so that it immediately starts to feel like a home. Without space clearing, it can take much longer for this to happen.

Is it best to space clear before you move your furniture in, or after?

Well, it’s definitely easier to space clear an empty building than one that’s full of stuff, that’s for sure. The same number of offerings are required but it’s a lot quicker and easier to walk around the space and less energy sensing, clapping and belling are required.

However the space clearing ceremony I’ve developed is not just designed to clear the stagnant energy that builds up over time in the walls, floor and ceilings of a house. It also very effectively clears the energy of objects such as furniture, decorative items, equipment and personal belongings. So it really is best to do space clearing AFTER you’ve moved your stuff in, not before, so that everything you own is included too. And it’s advisable to do it as soon as possible so that you’re not living with the energetic residues of whoever occupied the space before you (known as predecessor energy in feng shui terminology).

The final part of the ceremony, using a harmony ball, is also much more effective when you have furniture and personal belongings in place to consciously anchor new, higher frequencies in the space.

Why it usually works best to space clear twice

When you first move into a place, it’s usually chaotic for a while. You may have workmen coming in and out, fixing this and that. You may need to redecorate, have new carpets laid or buy new furniture. And it can take a while to simply decide where each item you own belongs in your new home.

When all this has been done and everything calms down, it will feel very different to when you first moved in, and you’ll be different too. When your home is in chaos, parts of you are in chaos. When the energy of your home settles down, a deep part of you lands too. This is why it’s so important not to let this process drag on for years, as some people do. Weeks, okay. Months, understandable in some circumstances. Years? Life’s too short to live in limbo for so long.

The first space clearing you do soon after you move in is essential to clear out predecessor energy, but I also highly recommend doing another space clearing ceremony when you reach the point where everything is in place and your home is as you want it to be. This will allow you, and those you live with, to land more deeply in the space and will greatly speed up the process of making it truly feel like your home.

Copyright © Clear Space Living Ltd 2010, updated 2020

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About Karen Kingston

Karen Kingston is the world's leading authority on space clearing and a leading expert in clutter clearing. Her first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, has sold over one million copies in 16 languages, and her second book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, has sold over two million copies in 26 languages.

3 Responses to Space clearing when you move into a new home

  1. You have talked about space clearing for the home we move into. What about the home we are leaving? Is there anything different in how I should space clear my home before I put it on the market? I will be moving all of my furniture out before that happens.

    1. Hi Sandra – In the new space clearing book I am writing at the moment there is an entire section about moving home because it is such an important topic. It includes how to space clearing when you move into a new home, when you leave an old home, to help you sell your home, to help you find a new home and to get clarity about whether to stay or move.

      To briefly answer your question, most space clearings are done with the intention of landing new frequencies. That’s fine for the new home you’ll be moving into but is not what’s needed for a home you want to leave. Put the focus instead on making a smooth, easy move to your new home and leaving a clear space behind you in your old home for the next occupants. So instead of creating an altar that is personal to you and anyone you share your home with, create one that is helpful to the new occupants too. And during the harmony ball stage of the ceremony, instead of infusing frequencies into the space that will be helpful to you personally, focus instead on creating a high-level space for the new occupants to move into.

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