An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, June 11

T minus 28 days

11.6.12 Posted by Vaire

I have started the sorting, the throwing away, and giving away of stuff. I really do want to downsize, not only because the new place is smaller with less storage, but also because I do have too much stuff. Stuff that I haven't used for more than five years, why keep it? I'll never use it.

I went to IKEA on Saturday for some moving boxes. I'd planned on buying 20, but when I saw how small they really were, I got 40. Then I promptly filled more than 20 of them with books and started to reconsider my decision that, if my stuff that's supposed to go into those boxes won't fit, then it won't come with me. I may have to go fetch some more boxes for dishes and other small stuff.

There will be things that are too big to fit in those boxes, but I have stocked up on some paper bags that should do the trick. They are the perfect size for books. I can get one shelf worth of small light books in one box and it's not too heavy to lift, even for me.

I also got the bar for my bookshelf to make it into a wardrobe. I decided to get it now, because that's the one bit I know I'll be needing before I move and can assess the situation in the new place.

How much do I love IKEA? Lots! They always have the things I need when I need them.

Things to do before the moving date:

  1. Pause the cleaning subscription until further notice.
  2. Order moving cleaning of the old flat.
  3. Buy a foldable trolley.
  4. Talk to the current house's association about the house keys.
  5. Investigate relocating Sona for the duration of the move.
  6. Get some moving boxes from IKEA.
  7. Buy the bar to make the bookshelf into a wardrobe.
  8. Sort through my stuff and decide what to keep.
  9. Start throwing/giving away things I don't want to keep.
  10. Pack everything I want to keep.
  11. Make a pile of things to throw away.
  12. Make a pile of things to give away.
  13. Go to the bank to finalise the loan papers.
  14. Coordinate the wall repair in the old flat.
  15. Get a temporary post redirect from the moving day on.
  16. Disassemble the bookshelves and the sofa.
  17. Maybe relocate Sona. Not happening.
  18. Go to my nephew's christening.