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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
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning "death" and städning 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 rather 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 listeners to embrace minimalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Home like story, very vivid. I found it practical

    • By Natalie on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    • How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
    • By: Margareta Magnusson, Jane Magnusson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Döstädning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • useful when cleaning!

    • By Elizabeth Skroeder Soerensen on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $14.18

    • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    • How to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter
    • By: Margareta Magnusson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A charming approach to putting your life in order so your loved ones won't have to. There's a word for it in Swedish: Döstädning, literally, 'death cleaning'. Swedish-born Margareta Magnusson is, in her words, 'aged between 80 and 100'. When her husband died, she had to downsize her home. The experience forced her to recognise the power of 'death cleaning' and the concerns that must be addressed in order to do it with thought and care.

    Regular price: $4.99