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The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning : how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter

Magnusson, Margareta (Artist) (author,, illustrator.).
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  • 9 of 32 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 648.5 MAG (Text) 36626103945978 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501173240
  • ISBN: 1501173243
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.

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Formatted Contents Note: Death cleaning is not sad -- Death cleaning is as much (or more!) for you as for the people who come after.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: House cleaning
Storage in the home
Estate planning
Sweden Social life and customs
HOUSE & HOME / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing
SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
Estate planning
House cleaning
Manners and customs
Storage in the home
Genre: Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.
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