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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
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This book doesn't cover anything that hasn't been said before but Magnusson is an appealing narrator who simply says "If you have stuff, get rid of it before you die so your kids/relatives/friends won't have to wade through it." [quote is mine, not hers]. This is the kind of "how-to" book that offers more why you should do it than how you can do it and includes a few personal stories. I enjoyed reading it, though, and it's a good start for those needing a nudge to get going on the decluttering.

Personal note: I totally agree with this viewpoint. I've gone to too many estate sales where relatives are overwhelmed with the amount of stuff contained in the house. However, I was at a sale where there as an entire room devoted to Christmas decorations and the woman next to me was laughing, saying she had this much stuff but she wasn't going to do anything about it; the kids would have to deal with it.
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February 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 18, 2018 – Shelved
April 22, 2018 – Started Reading
April 26, 2018 – Finished Reading
May 11, 2018 – Shelved as: simplifying-life-porn

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