An elderly woman gets help from a grand-daughter to clear up unwanted possessions. In Sweden, death cleaning is common to remove clutter that your relatives would otherwise have to deal with later. Photo: Getty Images
An elderly woman gets help from a grand-daughter to clear up unwanted possessions. In Sweden, death cleaning is common to remove clutter that your relatives would otherwise have to deal with later. Photo: Getty Images
Wellness

Cleaning house before you die frees you and your loved ones from a lifetime of accumulated clutter

  • Swedish practice of sorting through belongings before your time is up has gained a cult following; a YouTube post about death cleaning has had millions of views
  • Not leaving unwanted stuff behind has a calming effect, and your relatives will appreciate it. ‘If you don’t want to remember, throw it away,’ one woman says

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An elderly woman gets help from a grand-daughter to clear up unwanted possessions. In Sweden, death cleaning is common to remove clutter that your relatives would otherwise have to deal with later. Photo: Getty Images
An elderly woman gets help from a grand-daughter to clear up unwanted possessions. In Sweden, death cleaning is common to remove clutter that your relatives would otherwise have to deal with later. Photo: Getty Images
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