The name for all of this is smudging. Smudging is a name given for burning sage or other herbs when you are depressed, hurt, angry, or used as a spiritual house cleaning. When you clean furniture that was given to you, or other objects this practice is used to get rid of lingering negative energy. Sage Wisdom shares "The burning of herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification is a common practice among many religious, healing, and spiritual traditions. It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. It is also an effective method for energizing or blessing a person, place or object."