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The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning, how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter, text and drawings by Margareta Magnusson - hardcover

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism, and 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
Table Of Contents
Death cleaning is not sad -- Death cleaning is as much (or more!) for you as for the people who come after
Literary Form
non fiction
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Description
ix, 117 pages, illustrations, 23 cm

Library Locations

  • Rowley Public Library

    141 Main Street, Rowley, MA, 01969, US