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Professional Organizer Tries Swedish Cleaning Method
This method finds the perfect solution for sentimental clutter.
Colby Maxwell
08.17.21

While the concept of “death cleaning” doesn’t sound like something you want to engage in yourself, it’s actually very useful!

Swedish Death Cleaning is a method of cleaning that people have been finding success with for some time now and it may just be the perfect way to get your cluttered spaces clean for the first time in years.

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Do It On A Dime recently did a video where she used the method on her own home and showed people how to do it for themselves.

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“I fell in love with the method–it works with all your possessions, from big to little. Even your sentimental clutter. So come clean and declutter with me. I feel like we could all use that in 2021.” – Do It On A Dime

There are three main things that you need to be aware of before you try it on your own.

If you have issues letting go of old things, this might be the perfect idea before we get well and truly into fall and winter!

Unburden your stuff.

We hold onto things for three reasons:

Our hoarding instinct!

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We all hold onto things even when we don’t need them!

Duplicates, extras, and more keep our kitchen and rooms full of things.

Let’s stop hoarding things!

Our clutter instinct!

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As Do It On A Dime so perfectly puts it, “we like to live in a space of abundance”!

Whether that means we like feeling we have choices or anything else, the result is usually the same: 8 different sheet trays.

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WOAH! That took a turn for the existential… but if we’re honest, it’s kinda true.

We hide things away that don’t even see the light of day and our sensitivity can keep us holding on to things, especially those who’ve passed away.

Something that DIOAD (Do It On A Dime) does is takes one of the items from a collection and allows it to represent the whole (as in the case of her grandma’s teacup collection.

Teddy bears may be the key!

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Of of the best ideas I’ve ever seen is one that DIOAD did where she took lots of old clothes of loved ones that were hanging around.

Using pieces from all those materials, they were able to sew them all together to make a teddy bear that represented her brother.

Repurposing and condensing may be the perfect way to take lots of valuable things and have them take up less space.

This is a good reminder:

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Don’t rush with this stuff! As she mentions, some of these items take time to let go of

If you aren’t ready, don’t rush it! Some progress is better than no progress and decluttering the small things may turn into a bigger project a bit later.

There are a ton of mental benefits to living in a clutter-free environment.

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Webmd says:

If you’re looking for an easy way to reduce stress, decluttering your environment may be a good place to start. Getting rid of excess stuff can benefit your mental health by making you feel calmer, happier, and more in control. A tidier space can make for a more relaxed mind.

That seems like a good enough reason to me!

Check out this unique method of cleaning in the video below!

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By Colby Maxwell
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Colby Maxwell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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