Home-cleansing methods are of great importance in African-American hoodoo folk-magic.
Here is a simple procedure for blessing a new home and ridding a house of any unwanted
Wash down the wood work and floors with Chinese Wash (or Van Van Oil in water) from back
to front and out the front door and throw the remaining wash water out the front door or in the front yard.
If there is no front yard, carry some of the wash water to the nearest street intersection or crossroads
and throw it to the East.
Then use a brand new broom to sweep the house from back to front and out the front door.
Some folks also like to sprinkle Van Van Powder at the front threshold and sweep that away from the house.
After cleaning as above, put down pinches of salt in the corners of each room or, if you
are in a hurry, four pinches of salt at the four outside corners of the house.