We have the Scandinavians to thank for the majority of popular home trends from the last couple of decades. From the cozy, Danish hygge to the all-encompassing 'Scandi' which is now cemented in interior decorating history, the clean and sustainable stylings of these Nordic countries are set to continue well into the future.
Another trend that hit our shores is all about home organization. Swedish death cleaning or döstädning is exactly what its name suggests... but it's not as morbid as it sounds.
Let's take a look at what Swedish death cleaning is and how it can improve your life.
What is Swedish death cleaning?
Swedish death cleaning is based on decluttering to streamline your life prior to taking your eternal vacation, but it's also a super-effective way to take stock of your life right now.
In Margareta Magnussen's 2017 book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, she explains that this organizational method is much more permanent than just tidying up. It's all about streamlining your life right now to assess what objects and belongings actually hold significant meaning to you and which are just taking up space in the wardrobe.
While it's aimed at those who've had the privilege of living a long and fulfilling life, döstädning is something we should all be thinking about. Here's why.