People who know me pretty well know that I am a little more woo-woo than I used to be. I fully believe in smudging and cleansing around the new moon and totally helps keep weird energy from affecting me and my space. I can also tell a huge difference in the dogs after cleansing the house.
I clipped some white sage from our new herb garden - curtesy of the tenants of the previous owner - to dry out when we first got the keys. I strung them to dry out and I bound them with cotton twine I had. I thought it would be amazing to be able to smudge our new house with the house's sage. So I did.