Downsizing: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

When asked to recommend a book on downsizing and decluttering, I often refer clients to the valuable lessons found in The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. Death cleaning is what Swedish people do after retirement when they have more time to downsize a lifetime of accumulations. The system’s basic principles focus… Continue reading Downsizing: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Decluttering Solutions for Family Heirlooms

Is your attic or basement full because you are storing family heirlooms from multiple generations? Are they really keepsakes or just clutter causing you much stress? Here’s where I put on my psychology hat (you’d be surprised how often a decorator needs one!) When it comes to family heirlooms, consider these questions: First, begin with… Continue reading Decluttering Solutions for Family Heirlooms