How to Get Rid of Negative Energy From Your Home

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You don't have to be a psychic to know that negative energy can be a real drag. People who are sensitive to it often experience the effects in their homes, with symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to full-blown illness. People who want to improve their quality of life should do something about it.

But what exactly can you do?

Here, learn 10 ways on how to get rid of negative energy from your home.

What is Negative Energy?

Negative energy can be defined as any form of energy that's not balanced or healthy for you. For example, it might be caused by an object or situation in your environment or other people's negative attitudes and actions toward you. 

Regardless of its source, negative energy can affect your emotional well-being and even your physical health. This may lead to stress, anxiety, despair, and even sickness if it is not taken care of.

Why Is It Important to Cleanse Negative Energy?

The energy around us is always shifting. It's constantly being created, destroyed, and recreated in different forms. This means that the energy we're exposed to can be positive or negative—and we absorb both kinds into our bodies every day.

Many things can be triggered by negative energy, including feelings of sadness, anxiety, and bodily symptoms like headaches and pains. It can even make us ill! Unfortunately, negative energy can also attract more negative energy. So if you're surrounded by it, it's likely to make you feel worse over time.

Cleansing helps you rid yourself of unwanted negative energy to stay healthy, happy, and spiritually connected with the world around you.

What Causes Negative Energy in a House?

Several factors can cause negative energy. Most often, it results from clutter, stress, and negative thoughts. But it can also be caused by a variety of other factors, such as:

  • The presence of negative people
  • A history of violence or conflict in the home
  • The location of your home (e.g., near a cemetery or other place where the death occurred)
  • Recurring nightmares or dreams that are disturbing
  • Unresolved issues from previous owners of your home
  • Inherited traits of earlier occupants of your home that remain after they move out

Symptoms of Negative Energy at Home

Negative energy is a common phenomenon in our homes. A variety of sources can cause it. The most obvious sources are negative people and other possible causes of negative energy.

Anyone who enters your home can feel these negative energy symptoms at home. They include:

  • Feeling like you can't enjoy anything anymore, including food, friends and family, or hobbies that used to make you happy
  • Always getting sick or injured with no real explanation for why it keeps happening
  • Your mind wanders when you're at home
  • Feeling like you're always behind on things, even though you're always working on them

How to Get Rid of Negative Energy: 10 Ways

In today's fast-paced, high-pressure world, it's easy to feel like you're surrounded by negative energy. But we should all be taking good care of ourselves and surrounding ourselves with positive people, regardless of our circumstances. The following are 10 ways to remove unwelcome energy:

Remove Clutter

remove clutter

In many cultures, clutter is a harbinger of bad luck and misfortune. So cleaning away the clutter in your house may be a good idea if you have much clutter.

You may find that the clutter has been preventing you from reaching your full potential, or you might have been feeling frustrated about not having enough space for all your things. The first step toward clearing negative energy from your home is removing any clutter weighing down on your life.

Once you've cleared out the negative energy, try adding some items that make you feel good—like fresh flowers or pictures of loved ones. This will help keep the positive energy flowing through your home and remind you how much love surrounds you.

Add Houseplants to Your Home

add houseplants

That's right—you can now bring the power of plants into your home and use them to eliminate negative energy.

Plants are so good at getting rid of negative energy because they create an environment of calmness and peace. Plants act as a natural filter for negative energy, which is released into the air and replaced by positive energy. 

This means that if you've got a room in your house that feels stuffy or dark, there's probably some negative energy lingering around it. By adding a few houseplants to that room, you'll be able to clear out all of the bad vibes from that space and replace them with good ones!

Strategically Use Crystals

use crystals

Crystals are a great way to clear negative energy from your home. Crystals are made up of minerals; elements mined from the Earth. Crystals can be used in many ways, but one of the most common uses is healing or cleaning something.

Various crystals exist, each with a unique set of traits and abilities. For example, some crystals are better at cleansing than others, so choose one based on what type of cleansing you need to be done.

Crystals that are good for removing negative energy are:

  • Clear Quartz - Considered to be the best cleansing crystal
  • Amethyst - Known for its purifying properties
  • Black Obsidian - For protection after cleansing

Ring a Bell or Gong

tibetan singing bowl cleansing

A bell or gong may be used to clear your house of negative energy. These instruments are often used in Buddhist ceremonies. Still, their purpose is to clear away negative energy and bring positive energy.

Another tool to use is the Tibetan singing bowl. These bowls are made of metal, have a defined sound when struck, and will produce a sound that lasts for several seconds. The bowl should be struck with a mallet at the center of the bowl to produce the best sound (the mallet should not be too hard or soft).

Create an Altar

create an altar

An altar is a place where you can focus on something you believe in, like your spirituality or nature. You can create an altar in any home space, but it is usually placed in the living room or bedroom. You can also make an altar outside to be closer to nature.

It would help if you decorated your altar with things that are meaningful to you. For example, if you like flowers, then put some flowers on the altar. You may also add candles and crystals associated with cleanliness and protection.

Burn Sage or Palo Santo


Another way to remove negative energy is through. Smudging is a traditional cleansing method found in many cultures around the world.

To perform smudging, you can burn sacred plants such as sage or palo santo. Once you have lit your incense, walk around your entire house and wave the smoke into every room.

Make sure to open the doors and windows before, during, and after smudging so the smoke can carry the negative energy away from your home.

Utilize Mirrors

utilize mirrors

Feng shui also helps get rid of negative energy and maximize good chi. One simple approach to feng shui your house is by using mirrors.

Suppose you have an area in your home where people tend to gather, such as the dining or living room. These places are prone to accumulating unwanted vibrations. Placing a mirror in that area will help remove negative energy from those spaces.

Reflecting light also helps clear negativity. This is because light is thought to be a source of positive energy. Since mirrors reflect light, this creates a brighter atmosphere ideal for attracting positive energy.

Rearrange Furniture

rearrange furniture

Furniture can absorb negative energy. When you rearrange a piece in your house, you can shift negative energy out of the space.

For example, a drawer that’s been sitting in your room for years may already have accumulated too much unwanted vibrations. Moving it to another location means you’re also letting the negativity out of your room.

Rearranging your furniture goes hand in hand with other cleansing methods such as smudging and decluttering.

Cleanse Your Space With Salt

salt cleansing

Salt is one of the oldest cleansing tools in the world. And today, it is still one of the most popular ways to purify objects and people, including homes and buildings.

To cleanse with salt, start by sprinkling it in the corners of each room in your house. Then, wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth. You can also put a bowl of salt in each room to absorb negative energy. Finally, vacuum your entire house to remove any remaining salt.

Brighten Up Your Home

brighten up

Brightening up a room is one of the simplest ways to clear negativity and improve the mood in your house.

So, try lighting a candle or two to start with something quick and easy. Candles like lavender and sandalwood are known for their calming effects and can help reduce anxiety or stress.

Also, make sure each room is properly lit. It’s better if the light is coming from a natural source, such as the sun. This will help attract positive energy into your space.


Don’t let negative energy control your life!

With the tips above, you can eliminate unwanted vibrations and start attracting positive energy into your home.

So, start cleansing your home now!

Celina Wang

Celina Wang, a seasoned Feng Shui and crystal healing enthusiast, shares a decade of expertise on the Buddha & Karma blog. Inspired by her travels in East Asia and love for nature, she guides readers through the transformative world of Feng Shui and crystals, infusing her writing with insights from her peaceful garden meditations.

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1 Comment

  • Johnny

    Going to terrible time in my life , Praying to God and looking for any positive help!!!

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