The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Free Yourself And Your Family From A Lifetime Of Clutter

The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Free Yourself And Your Family From A Lifetime Of Clutter

Synopsis

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 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 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 listeners get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

Chapters

  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 01 Title
    Duration: 46s
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 02 Foreward
    Duration: 49s
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 03 Ch1
    Duration: 06min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 04 Ch2
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 05 Ch3
    Duration: 04min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 06 Ch4
    Duration: 03min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 07 Ch5
    Duration: 50s
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 08 Ch6
    Duration: 05min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 09 Ch7
    Duration: 01min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 10 Ch8
    Duration: 04min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 11 Ch9
    Duration: 03min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 12 Ch10
    Duration: 03min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 13 Ch11
    Duration: 03min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 14 Ch12
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 15 Ch13
    Duration: 05min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 16 Ch14
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 17 Ch15
    Duration: 05min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 18 Ch16
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 19 Ch17
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 20 Ch18
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 21 Ch19
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 22 Ch20
    Duration: 10min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 23 Ch21
    Duration: 14min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 24 Ch22
    Duration: 01min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 25 Ch23
    Duration: 08min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 26 Ch24
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 27 Ch25
    Duration: 04min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 28 Ch26
    Duration: 03min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 29 Ch27
    Duration: 11min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 30 Ch28
    Duration: 07min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 31 Ch29
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 32 Ch30
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 33 Ch31
    Duration: 04min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 34 Ch32
    Duration: 03min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 35 Ch33
    Duration: 04min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 36 Ch34
    Duration: 05min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 37 Ch35
    Duration: 01min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 38 Ch36
    Duration: 02min
  • GentleArtOfSwedishDeathCleaning 39 Credits
    Duration: 01min

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