The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
By Margareta Magnusson
This book reads like a chat with your grandma; sweet, gentle, but practical advice.Magnusson talks about the importance of holding onto the memories, not the stuff you collect through life. She chats about her own items that she is currently living with and how she did her own joyful death cleaning before moving into her one bedroom apartment. This was all after a very full life of traveling and raising children with her loving husband along with her successful career as an artist.
She also talks about how it’s important to talk to multi generations about what to do when one passes. She wisely suggests how to sensitively chat with your friends, kids and grandkids, or parents and grandparents on how to death clean before actually passing on so there is less stress for the loved ones left. This was inspire by several unexpected and expected experiences death cleaning for her family members and her ruminations on each process. She gives insight on what it’s like to break down a life by the items one had and how to give items a new home. She does this all in an invigorating, fun, and uplifting manner that finished with a smile.