A friend told me about this book and I was intrigued, so I downloaded it from Audible to listen to on the train on the way to London to meet my friends (yes, I’m out two nights in a row!)
I messaged her back saying that it all sounded good and that maybe that’s my problem – I’m giving myself too long to do the decluttering seeing as I’m planning on living until I’m 100. Maybe I should trick myself into an earlier expiry date 😀.
She said that I can still aim for the 100 expiry date, but don’t need to drag the clutter with me the whole time 😉.
I love how honest she is. We help each other!
Margareta Magnusson, the author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, says that…
“Death cleaning is not about dusting or mopping up, it is about a permanent form of organisation that makes your everyday life run more smoothly”
Just hearing those words ‘permanent form of organisation’ made me want to write it down and tell the world. How lovely would it be to have a permanent home for everything.
She goes on to explain that you should start with the large items which is an interesting concept. Deep down I knew that the smaller items carry a lot of weight, such as cards, photos etc. I’m certainly not ready to go through those yet.
Train coming into Victoria… so I’ll finish up this post now.
sometimes the big things hold all those little things!