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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. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 29 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

38 current holds with 29 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Mountain Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 0020511694364 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/10/2018
Bordeaux Library ACQ809612 (Text) ACQ809611 Technical Services In process -
Cleveland County Main Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 22281500135895 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library ACQ809612 (Text) ACQ809610 Technical Services In process -
Columbus Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 31250200058630 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 02/16/2018
Cumberland Headquarters ACQ809612 (Text) ACQ809612 Technical Services In process -
East Regional Library ACQ809612 (Text) ACQ809609 Technical Services In process -
Etowah Branch 648.5 M (Text) 33258008375201 Adult New Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Farmville Public Library 648.5 MAG (Text) 23900000021506 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Fletcher Branch 648.5 M (Text) 33258008375219 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/07/2018
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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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