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The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning : how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter / text and drawings by Margareta Magnusson.

Magnusson, Margareta (Artist), (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 24 of 37 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

1 current hold with 37 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Mountain Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 0020511694364 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bordeaux Library 648.5 M (Text) 31781064438177 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Clemmons Branch 648.5 M (Text) 0112522105921 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Cleveland County Main Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 22281500135895 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library 648.5 M (Text) 31781064438185 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Columbus Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 31250200058630 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters 648.5 M (Text) 31781064438193 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/27/2018
Dunn Public Library 648.5 Mag (Text) 33436001660585 Adult Nonfiction Available -
East Regional Library 648.5 M (Text) 31781064438201 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Etowah Branch 648.5 M (Text) 33258008375201 Adult Nonfiction In transit -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501173240
  • ISBN: 1501173243
  • Physical Description: 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism, and suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you'd ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children's art projects). Digging into her late husband's tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
Subject: House cleaning.
Storage in the home.
Estate planning.
Sweden > Social life and customs.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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