What is Swedish Death Cleaning?
Magnusson, an artist, embarked on the book after dealing with the deaths of her parents and husband and tried to figure out what to do with their possessions. Magnusson, a Swede, writes about the Swedish idea of döstädning, which translates to death cleaning. Dö means death in Swedish and städning means cleaning. The thrust of the book is to slowly begin decluttering so your death isn’t such a burden for those you leave behind.
It's similar to other trendy thoughts on home organization and approaches to life, like hygge, which caught on last year.
What to Hold on to
Take a look in kitchen cabinets and make a note of how many plates and glasses you keep. Chances are you don’t need them all.