Margareta Magnusson | Nonfiction
Okay, don't freak by the title ... yes, it is about how to clear your clutter before you die. Recommended in The Little Book of Hygge (see blog from 12/24/2018), it is another little book about wisdom from the Swedes. Magnusson writes about sorting through your things, so someone else doesn't have the burden of it. She recommends you begin when you are 65, knowing it will take a few years to get it done. This short sweet book also provides you with hints and perspectives if you are downsizing or simply wanting to de-clutter.
I was attracted to this book in part because of Hygge, but also because I reached a time when I was finally ready to clean Beryl’s office, 2.5 years after he died. This task eluded me and seemed insurmountable. I invited a friend over and accomplished it in an afternoon, for which I am glad.
Read this book if it grabs your fancy. You’ll read it in a day, and perhaps clean out one thing from your home.