It’s not dusting, vacuuming or straightening up.
It’s permanent organization for your everyday life.
It’s the cleaning your family would do
after your death, being done by you.
Clear conscience and shelves in the afterlife.
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
In Sweden, this is called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” Clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later – before others have to do it for you. This method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.