There's more than one way to hog-tie a rhinoceros, as I am saying just now. Anyway, the reason I say that is, don't go believing you have to chant and smudge sage in a new home to cleanse it. I cleansed the new apartment of negative energy simply by powering up my Shao'Kehn fire, seeing myself in my inner eye as having chaos fire coming from my arms and eyes and mouth, shining the weird light of chaos fire over every nook and cranny of the apartment as I walked through it, and set up wards of protection at the same time with burning sigils and a web of veins of fire. And then the walls (the parts not ablaze, anyway) briefly took on the appearance of Creation Onyx. I felt it become Home, safe and pure, within just 5 minutes or less.