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Sweden's concept of 'death-cleaning' is spreading around the world

19 Oct 2017 1:09 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
Don’t let the macabre name fool you – death-cleaning is intended to be an uplifting experience. The Swedish concept has come to the forefront due to a new book by Swedish-born writer Margareta Magnusson. The writer, who describes herself as between 80 and 100 years old, had to downsize her home after the death of her husband, deciding what things to keep and what to get rid of. Death-cleaning doesn’t actually refer to cleaning up after a death of a loved one, but rather cleaning away your own clutter to make things easier for other people after your own demise.

She also explains that it isn’t a sad process, but instead brings relief. It’s also not about getting rid of everything you own before you die – you can still keep things you want.

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