‘Swedish death cleaning’ is the new decluttering trend –via TreeHugger

Several years ago, I said to my mother in frustration, “It would be a nightmare to have to deal with all this stuff if you died tomorrow.” She looked at me, stunned. Up until then, I suspect she’d assumed that everyone appreciated her junk-treasures as much as she did. What ensued, mercifully, was a house purge. Mom removed much of her stuff and ceased her weekly pilgrimages to the thrift store, avoiding temptation.

Source: ‘Swedish death cleaning’ is the new decluttering trend | TreeHugger

What an excellent article. Before buying anything else, perhaps it’s time to think of the people who will have to sort through our junk after we’ve gone?

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