The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning…

I was in the bookstore with the children the other day when I came across this book by Margareta Magnusson.

The title caught my eye and I felt intrigued, and picked up the book along with a few other titles, and sat down in a corner to have a quick look at them.

Both the children and their cousin were busy browsing through the bookstore, so I had some time to read the overview and decide on which books I was going to buy.

And I picked these two: The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning and The little book of Ikigai.

The title of the first book sounds quite morbid at first glance, but I think it is a title which grabs your attention, which is half the battle won by the author. Once I picked the book and started glancing through the pages, I was quite impressed by the way Margareta had addressed the boring subject of cleaning.

Dostadning is a Swedish word. ‘Do’ means ‘Death’ and ‘stadning’ means cleaning. It is a concept wherein a person removes all the unnecessary stuff from their home, making it nice and orderly when they think that the time is coming closer for them to leave the planet. Even though the name suggests cleaning before dying, Margareta goes on to say that this book can be used by anyone who is looking at getting rid of clutter and wants to create an easier and less crowded life for themselves.

As a Feng Shui Consultant I understand the importance of de cluttering and keeping the flow of energy around the house fresh and clean, and I am always looking at learning new tips and incorporating them in my life. If you have been following my posts then you understand the importance of de cluttering as well. Even otherwise, every human being should live in a clean and clutter free environment to enjoy optimal health.

I will be sharing the tips and tricks used in this book with all of you too. I hope these ideas will help you in your day to day life and make your life more organised.

Do you have any effective de cluttering tips? I would love to hear from you if you do. Please feel free to share them with us and help us keep our homes clean and clutter free.

Until next time.


Shelly Singh ๐Ÿ’•

Feng Shui Master Consultant

Canberra, Australia