The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism.

Author: Margareta Magnusson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501173257

Category: Self-Help

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

Dostadning

Dostadning was previously published as The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

Author: Margareta Magnusson

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838851286

Category: Self-Help

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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 using a failsafe system to stop you losing essentials, 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. Radical and joyous, eighty-something Margareta Magnusson’s guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way. Dostadning was previously published as The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

D st dning

Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important.Radical and joyous, eighty-something Margareta Magnusson's guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process ...

Author: Margareta Magnusson (Artist)

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ISBN: 1786891107

Category: Estate planning

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Dostadning, 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 using a failsafe system to stop you losing essentials, 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.Radical and joyous, eighty-something Margareta Magnusson's guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way.Dostadning was previously published in hardback as The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

We intend in this guide to highlight the death cleaning tradition in a way that introduces you properly to it and gets you ready to implement it with knowledge, awareness and confidence when you come close to senility, so that you would not ...

Author: Margaret Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1717220371

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The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning (FREE BONUS) Declutter Yourself And Live A Balanced, Richer And Happier Life! Death cleaning is a well-known tradition that is pursued by numerous people around the world who become quite advanced in age. In regard to Swedish death cleaning, the synonym which is known as Döstädning, a number of articles, books and guides have already been written by local authors from their own perspectives and based on their personal experiences which usually were constructed after the demise of their parents, leaving them with a serious dilemma and huge burdens due to the enormity of possessions which were not that possible to manage. We intend in this guide to highlight the death cleaning tradition in a way that introduces you properly to it and gets you ready to implement it with knowledge, awareness and confidence when you come close to senility, so that you would not overburden your children and family in general with belongings and items which they most probably would not be in need of, and you would exempt them from the responsibility and heavy duty of handling your belongings, and free them from the dilemma they would likely fall in following your departure. In this guide, you will be going through the essential steps and rules to follow, as well as how to handle the belongings you have chosen to declutter. We are hopeful that you would have acquired an acceptable capability of carrying out this practice by the time you are done reading.
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An American Version of Swedish Death Cleaning

Using real-life examples and personal photographs the author demonstrates her perspective on the gentle art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

Author: Jeanne Roppolo

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ISBN: 0996891757

Category: Heirlooms

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Using real-life examples and personal photographs the author demonstrates her perspective on the gentle art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

The Art of Dying Well

—Margareta Magnusson, author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
The Art of Dying Well is a guide to just that: how to face the inevitable in an artful
way. Katy Butler has clear eyes and speaks plainly about complicated decisions.

Author: Katy Butler

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501135477

Category: Self-Help

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This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance” (The Boston Globe). “A common sense path to define what a ‘good’ death looks like” (USA TODAY), The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with them, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This handbook of preparations—practical, communal, physical, and spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Based on Butler’s experience caring for aging parents, and hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated our fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths, The Art of Dying Well also draws on the expertise of national leaders in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, and hospice. This “empowering guide clearly outlines the steps necessary to prepare for a beautiful death without fear” (Shelf Awareness).

The Buy Nothing Get Everything Plan

Throw a clothing swap party after cleaning out your (and your family's) closets. ...
You can also use Margareta Magnusson's The Gentle Art of Swedish Death
Cleaning to help you process and understand your emotions about parting with ...

Author: Liesl Clark

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781982113803

Category: House & Home

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In the spirit of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and The Joy of Less, experience the benefits of buying less and sharing more with this accessible 7-step guide to decluttering, saving money, and creating community from the creators of the Buy Nothing Project. In their island community, friends Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller discovered that the beaches of Puget Sound were spoiled by a daily influx of plastic items and trash washing on shore. From pens and toothbrushes to toys and straws, they wondered, where did it all come from? Of course, it comes from us—our homes, our backyards, our cars, and our workplaces. And so, a rallying cry against excess stuff was born. In 2013, they launched the first Facebook Buy Nothing Project group in their small town off the coast of Seattle, and they never expected it to become a viral sensation. Today there are thousands of Buy Nothing groups all over the world, boasting more than a million members, and 5,000 highly active volunteers. Inspired by the ancient practice of gift economies, where neighbors share and pool resources,The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan introduces an environmentally conscious 7-step guide that teaches us how to buy less, give more, and live generously. At once an actionable plan and a thought-provoking exploration of our addiction to stuff, this powerful program will help you declutter your home without filling landfills, shop more thoughtfully and discerningly, and let go of the need to buy new things. Filled with helpful lists and practical suggestions including 50 items you never need to buy (Ziploc bags and paper towels) and 50 things to make instead (gift cards and salad dressing), The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan encourages you to rethink why you shop and embrace a space-saving, money-saving, and earth-saving mindset of buying less and sharing more.

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The boatman said that the man was a neglect , he has vowed that nothing but
death shall separate him . madman , who ... The If the peixe address to the “
gentle reader ” at the conclusion of ignorances to is the letter in den tihe parties in
a state ... of a sort of avenging noble English husband bring their long and
uncomfortable game forced to fly from Sweden at the time ... 1874 . the mature
bridegroom stood to each other in no less intimate a W physical and the earth ,
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Littell s Living Age

... and the treasures in the Louvre , and to help her Chevalier Edelcrantz , from
the court of to develop her taste for art . ... king of Sweden . many troubles of late ,
lost friends and The names alone of the Edgeworths ' children by death and by
marriage . ... the gentle Mrs. Edgeworth , dued criticisms and descriptions of feel-
who is somewhere described by her steping on ... It is extremely daughter as so
orderly , so clean , so freshly agreeable to me , " she writes , “ to see dressed ,
and the ...

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The Publishers Weekly

Whistler , Gentle Art of Making Enemies . U. S. Bk . Co. ... Palm , Death Penalty .
Putnam . ... Bowden ed . , clean set , new preferred . The Thomas ... Dunham ,
Denmark and Sweden Bivis and Holahan , Elements of Dressmaking . Norman ...

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Epoch

Russian art is like Russian literature , formless , realistic , fascinating and rej lant ,
at once . ... There is the young artist , Edwin , who has first a distracting passion
for the charmiag Toinette , and afterward a more enduring love for the gentle
Leah . ... There was Duroc's death where he could not restrain his tears , There
was his affection for his little son . ... his party start from Copenhagen , with
regrets at leaving that interesting city , and plunge , in the second paragraph , into
Sweden .

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New York Journal of Romance General Literature Science and Art

Now and Sambo pointed towards a large pile of clean must inevitably follow . ...
Men keep in sagas kindness which is expressed towards others . in Sweden ,
where already , in the times of Celsius , and ... Life of Simeon . has since proved
that , north of the province of individuals , and have no power given them to
speak DEATH CAUSED BY A DREAM . ... each coffee are , in fact , really drinkers
; and hence the firm land - gentle , progressive oscillations , which striving his
utmost to out ...

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Railway Official Gazette

He also agreed with the sympathetic observations he had made with regard to
the death of Mr. Bailey, whose heart was in the work of the institution, ... He spoke
with particular commendation of the Swedish drill by the little girls, under the
direct instruction and guidance of an "...i. ... “Clowns and the Gentle Art of
Clowning ” is the subject of an article which is illustrated by photographs
specially taken at Barnum's and the ... APARTMENTS, with or without Board :
clean, quiet, and homely.

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The London Journal and Weekly Record of Literature Science and Art

I knew the twa women creaEngland , or Norway , or Sweden , or Iceland ? " let no
harm happen ye . " tures were clean daft . ... Her dusky examination , and thon
dropped it as if it had burned or starved to death amang the mountaius in a day or
eges were fixed upon ... sound knew well , knowing his steadfast , constant
nature , said Clarice , with a calm and gentle dignity that ought of hoofs close at
hand ...

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Bow Bells

A Magazine of General Literature and Art, for Family Reading ... conAlways be as
witty as you can with your parting Sweden , frozen Lapland , rude and churlish
Finland , tinue to rub this well , so as to present ... when got to a fine powder , put
it into a clean earthen pipkin , and place it over a slow and clear fire , A GREAT
change in life is like a cold ... English history , persons who were condemned to
death and well served , is one of the most delicate and delicious fish that can be
sent ...

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Musical Courier

Truly a record to be proud of , a shining example of what faith , energy and living
a clean life can accomplish . ... what is probably the record for the longest
continuous period of musical activity of any one who has ever been connected
with the gentle art . ... with music from early youth , but gave up teaching eleven
years before his death . ... During his youth he was engaged in carpentry and the
Zendt an Ambitious Artist The following is taken from “ Life Sketches of Swedish
People in ...

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The Nation

Still , we doubt cited when Great Britain annexes Apahu and of unconscious
drifting from a transcendental if the man who almost loved Pbebe Lane could we
take leave of the gentle . ... She rouses no interest in the story be lored by the
novelist's art . ... have been aware of the ridiculous inadequacy and the
excellently clean and healthy Susan are the streets and alleys ... is fully
explained , and that the remaining one vices , by endowing him with a comical
audacity French , Swedish ...

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British Books

... to the Parker & Co .; 6 Southampton Street , Reading Street , Edinburgh
University , Lund , Sweden Strand , London , W.C. London News . Jan. ... Clean
mas and Epiphany ; Saints ' Days ( Foreign Dept. ) ... Good price Meals , w . , &
Co. , 75 Scotch Street , 82 , any the Gentle Craft . ... 1860 Death - bed Scenes
Abbotsford edit . ... 1884 Gamlin's Romney and his Art Sharpe's ( Roger ) More
Fooles Yet .

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Scientific American

Art in the form of sculpture is encour- use ; the juices of fruits almost entirely
superseded water metal , and , one very difficult of removal . ... While thus , in
systematized order , the gentle and refining to natural design , bad relation to
sleep , and rest . ... Out - door land , the redemption of their bodies from
premature death made of the discovery . ... it be permitted , when the waves sleep
- found at last its leaves the surface coated with a clean hard coating of the
efficient in the gymnasium .

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Farmers Review

First , he gives wish to marry , though divers good of - Whitehall , N. Y. youth that
death lurks upon its lips . ... thoroughly of the purposes named , and also gives
away the most clever and companion- not , will be interested to know that clean ...
The germs of disease only attack which show that perfection in the art German
and Swedish princes and grand Kipling's ... One tudes is described as follows :
little “ Pellet " is a gentle laxa“ A wooden frame capable of holding ily themselves
knew ...

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