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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning - by Margareta Magnusson (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 128

Genre: House + Home

Sub-Genre: Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

Author: Margareta Magnusson

Language: English

Street Date: January 2, 2018
TCIN: 53068210
UPC: 9781501173240
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-2776

Description

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 d�st�dning, d� meaning "death" and st�dning 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.

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Linda - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a very relevant guide to dealing with your possessions as well as a cultural guide to Sweden and the philosophy of its citizens. Delightfully written.
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Love this concept!

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DFey - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Love this concept. Cannot wait to try it out. Waiting to get my first home. Clean out all the extras I have accumulated over the years.
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a MUST for your pack-rat parents!

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Elizabeth - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I've already read it 3 times and highlighted throughout! I have purchased a copy for my Mom. This is not a "how-to" it is a "Why-To" and it is very inspiring.
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Anne - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
A realistic approach to cleaning. My Swedish grandma always said "Keep your drawers in dying condition:)"
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dotknot - 2 years ago
Hearing great things about this book, just wish it came out sooner. I want to give it to my parents for Christmas. Yes, really.
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