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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

By Margareta Magnusson
10-minute read
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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (2018) provides a helpful guide through the process of taking stock of your life’s belongings and getting rid of the things that you don’t need and that may trouble your loved ones. This is especially important as you get older and face mortality. Instead of leaving the burden of sorting and discarding to your children, you can take control with death cleaning, with the added benefit of appreciating a life’s worth of memories at your own pace.

  • Hoarders and folks who need a tough-love approach to decluttering
  • Readers with more storage space than living space
  • Anyone who wants to live a more organized and stress-free life

Margareta Magnusson is a Swedish artist who describes herself as somewhere between 80 and 100 years old. She graduated from Beckman’s College of Design and has been exhibited internationally. After moving more than 17 times in her life, to both Singapore and the United States, she now lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

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