Swedish Death Cleaning and Photos

Episode 103
Swedish Death Cleaning and Photos - with Caroline Guntur

We are thrilled to have Caroline Guntur from The Swedish Organizer back as our special guest! Today, we are talking about the approach author Margareta Magnusson describes in her book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

Caroline has recently written a blog post that drew our attention: Respectfully, This is the ONE Thing Swedish Death Cleaning Gets Completely Wrong. We could really relate to what she has written and wanted to hear and learn more about her take on The Swedish Death Cleaning approach.

Whilst we of course talk about photos and memories, Caroline also gives us an overview and explanation where The Swedish Death Cleaning comes from and how ingrained it is in her culture. How it’s about downsizing, minimising our footprint, consuming only what we need and pay it forward to others if we have too much.

It is a long-term approach and philosophy rather than a once-off big decluttering and organising project. This episode is definitely one not to be missed!

Having said this, there is (as always) no wrong or right. However, approaching this method in a different order of operation – as Caroline suggests – makes sense to us and you also might be interested to learn more about it and to give it a go.

If you do need help for your photo management, we encourage you to check out Caroline’s courses*. They are very thorough and well structured and come highly recommended.

Mentioned Links

Related episodes

Episode 079 When should I organise my photos when decluttering my home?

Episode 003 Golden Rule 2 – Know Your Why

Episode 011 KonMari your Photos?

Episode 037 Exploring Genealogy with Caroline Guntur – The Swedish Organizer

Episode 034 Storytelling with Your Photos with Mara Morrison – The Filing Fairies

Episode 039 Photos that DON’T belong in a Photo Collection

Episode 057 Story Jotting with Katie Chambers- Memories to Legacy

Episode 082 Planning Photo Projects

Episode 094 What’s A Photo Without Story with Hazel Thornton – Organized for Life and Beyond

*affiliate link

How to Stop Procrastinating Guide

Get our Free eGuide to Ensure You Stop Procrastinating about your Photo Projects and Take Action Today!

Subscribe for help and advice and learn How to Stop Procrastinating about your photos, starting with this free 30 page guide. Unsubscribe with 1 click at any time.