Sweetgrass, or Buffalo Grass (hierochloe odorata) is considered sacred by many First Nation tribes and the vanilla-like scented smoke is said to purify and clear objects, places, and the spirit.
Light the sage and set the burning leaves onto a non-flammable container (like a traditional abalone shell)
Wave a feather above, to further enhance and fan the smoldering sacred scents into the air, while saying a personal mantra and envision the space being cleansed.
Open windows and doors and ensure the smoke is waved in all corners of the room. Make sure the smudge stick is put out when complete and do not leave unattended while burning.