East is the direction many old-school workers will teach people to pray facing. East is also the direction one would preferably set up an altar in one's home. East is of course the direction in which the sun rises. When old-school workers need to bury a work meant to draw good things then the work would be buried on the eastern side of the house. In more modern times this has been changed to being buried near the front door or under the porch or stairs. Additionally, one can plant plants on the eastern side of the home in order to draw in their influence. For example, planting rose bushes on the eastern side of the home will draw love to the home.
West is the direction associated with sunset, banishing. cleansings, and enemy work. When old-school workers need to bury banishing or repelling work, or an enemy work, then it is buried on the western side of the home. For some workers this has changed to disposing of items in the back of the home. For example, if one is dumping out some cleansing scrub water one may want to dump it in the back yard or in the back of the house. Other workers would caution not to do so since items in the back yard are normally meant to be "kept" and many backyards have fences to enforce such. Use your own judgement on this.