Do we have to HAVE more to BE more?

By Åsa Nilsson | Sep 29, 2023

Åsa has now been doing her own version of Swedish Death Cleaning in her home and the best laid plans have gone to hell in a handbasket, and quickly. 

Proving yet again that a ‘plan’ is only a plan when the reality sets in to what kind of work and TIME it actually takes to do this process.  So what’s a gal to do? 

ANYTHING. Start small. Even if it’s an hour and you only have a bag. 

Åsa will always show you the real deal. You can count on that.

Progress not perfection, dear heart. Let it be easy and be open to opening a drawer and starting there. 


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  • I like to organize and get rid of stuff. Move things around, in a methodical way. HA! Or so I thought.
  • The initial plan has gone to hell in a handbasket. What is the REALITY of how this is actually looking?
  • “What was I thinking”. How many times have I said those words? 
  • Why do I hold on to the things I hold on to? 
  • The best laid plans. The kitchen was *supposed to’ be next. Nope. Have to pivot due to time restrictions.
  • Pulled a Tarot card, 2 of Cups, explanation of that card for us today. Partnerships. Working together.
  • If a feeling of overwhelm happens, what to do? One room, one hour, one space, one bag at a time. 
  • Books, medicine cabinets, expired medicine, start intuitively. Just take action.
  • Done is better than perfect (again). 
  • If you haven’t worn it in 20 years versus one year, that’s the Åsa way. 🙂 
  • Head, heart, hands concept. Likened to my Body, Mind, Soul and Home Decluttering concept. 
  • Start to create peace NOW. 
  • Not leaving a mess for someone else to take care of when I’m gone. 
  • Numbing out with stuff, more belongings, looking good for others. 
  • Death cleaning is about evolving. Who am I? Changing, growing into my podcast. Or?
  • I don’t want more stuff. Being more versus having more. “Do we have to have more to be more”? 
  • Upcycling, repurposing, donating. Encouraging sustainability and it’s eco friendly!

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