Have you ever heard of Swedish Death Cleaning? According to the website of a popular book it’s “A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life … a kind of decluttering called döstädning: dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” "A radical and joyous method for putting things in order makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.”
It’s okay with me if you’re sentimental. In fact, I encourage you to be; it’s healing to reflect on your loved one’s life while organizing his or her things.
We will put your loved one’s things in order in whichever way feels good to you.
We’ll set goals together and work at your pace to figure out the perfect level of support for you.
We want spaces in our homes dedicated to honoring our loved ones. But, how do we go decide what to do with each and every item?
When we meet, we’ll talk big picture about your needs and wishes. Different people have different needs. Some might want a one-off estate sale. Some might want to work together weekly over the course of several weeks, or months, with phone support in between. We’ll be flexible as we set goals and talk about how to achieve them. We’ll problem solve creatively.
My goal is to offer guidance, support and practical resources as you carefully choose what to keep, and what to let go.