Ulrike Schäfer is a freelance journalist who contributes to a variety of women’s magazines and online media. Hailing from the city of Münster, she has recently moved to Cologne. For her, getting rid of extraneous clutter is like a week at a health spa, especially the gratifying feeling of freedom afterwards. But when she’s working on a novel, mountains of research material pile up on her desk in a whirlwind of creative chaos.
SWEEPING TO SUCCESS
In her work life, Merle is a professional in letting go: she’s made a career out of helping people de-clutter their lives. Any sense of order in her own life, however, is superficial. And her expert advice doesn’t seem to work for Ella Castello, either. Advanced in years, Ella is a former legend in the fashion world who has slowly turned her expansive home into a museum bristling with exhibits (she can’t bear to throw anything away). Ella has rather unique ideas about the ideal home – can Merle learn something from Ella? And will she be able to tidy up the chaos of her own love life?