The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and your Family From A Lifetime of Clutter

Book - 2018
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Baker & Taylor
Offers guidance for going through a process of clearing out unnecessary accumulated belongings known in Sweden as "death cleaning," sharing ways of making the process uplifting rather than overwhelming, and touting the benefits of letting go of clutter.

Baker
& Taylor

A Swedish artist provides humorous commentary and advice on how to tidy up and declutter your unnecessary possessions to make life easier and more pleasant while you live it, as well as for those who will be cleaning up after you pass.

Simon and Schuster
A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.

Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018
ISBN: 9781501173240
Branch Call Number: 648.5 M2756g 2018
Characteristics: 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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