Döstädning, The Swedish Art of Death Cleaning

Oct 15, 2022 | Articles & Information

One of the many challenging tasks for which loved ones are often responsible has to do with deciding which items to keep or give away after a loved one has passed.  It can be overwhelming to go through all the items (clothes, documents, furniture, etc.) that the loved one has accumulated over a lifetime. Döstädning (translated as “death cleaning”) is a Swedish concept that has become a popular trend. Essentially, the idea is to be proactive in de-cluttering our own lives so that once we have passed on, this does not become a huge task left for our loved ones to have to sort out.  You may want to read a bit more about this practice in the article entitled, “What is “Swedish Death Cleaning and Should You Be Doing It?” by  Sarah DiGiulio.

You may also look up a valuable book entitled, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter” (The Swedish Art of Living & Dying Series) by Margaret Magnusson. We think you will find it informative and thought-provoking.

We at Access Cremation are here to help during these challenging times. If you have questions or need assistance Contact Us and a staff member will be happy to help.

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