What tools do we use? Cleansing is a lot more complex than waving a smudge stick around! You need to be trained in sensing and seeing energy and spiritual influences. A trained healer must use prayer, herbs, oils, sacred words, songs, holy smoke, fire, and various other things. Cleansing is only one step in all of this:
1. Divination - we must diagnose the house
2. Offerings to the land spirits and ancestors
5. Protection and sealing the land from dark influences.
As a traditional healer, and someone who grew up in a home that actively practiced regular space clearing, it always amazes me how folks tend to focus on the physical cleaning of a house, but neglect the energetic/spiritual component.