Ahh another (late and on the wrong day) Pagan Blog Post. But eventually I will catch up, though we may be at M by then.
Home Blessings can be done in many ways, this is mine.
* Handheld drum
* White sage smudge stick
* Bowl to hold the smudge stick
Twice a year (though do it as often or as little as you prefer)
Light the smudge stick. Start at the front door. Beat the drum gently, it is said drums help to disrupt stagnant and negative energies. Say your personal blessing, whatever words work for you. Draw up your personal power and release it through your athame, then use it to inscribe a pentacle (or other sacred symbol) in front of the door and then follow that same pattern with the smudge stick.
Walk around the perimeter of the house until you get to the next door or window (I rarely do interior doors myself). Let the white sage follow you. Repeat the above at all windows and doors (also chimneys if yours is open).
Once the doorstairs is done, go upstairs and repeat. End back at the front door.
Finally, give the door steps at both front and back a good sweep. Brushing away from the house.
Cleanse your athame and drum before using again.
As I like to use a drum, I prefer to have two people (myself and my partner) both doing this. That way he can set the rhythm while I carve the blessing and cleanse the area.