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Buying & Recycling Household Items

Hi everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the weather this weekend… especially today!

In November, my boyfriend and I purchased an apartment, and while one would think we would be 100% moved in, that is not the case! Between my classes, part-time job and extra curricular activities, the last thing I want to do on the weekends is paint and unpack! I know my boyfriend feels the same way after a long work week.

Now that the weather is nicer, we have been spending more time finding things for our place. One site we like to check out is Blocket. For North Americans, Blocket is basically the equivalent of Craigslist or Kijiji. It is a common forum where private citizens and companies can post ads. This site is mostly dedicated to used items like Bikes, Sofas, Beds and so on, but you can also get some great smaller things like dinnerware and cookware.

One great feature about Blocket, is that it really lets you search close to your current municipality, so it can be really convenient.

Today, we met with a young woman who lived a few apartment buildings down from us and arranged to pick up a coffee table she was selling. We went with the intention of inspecting the table and deciding whether we would buy it. The table was in good condition and was a good deal, so we ended up deciding to take it on the spot! She helped us carry the pieces down and continued packing for her move.

We have also recently listed a few items for sale, so we hope someone will be interested 🙂 It does cost some money to post an ad. It is about 40 SEK if you want to include one picture, then there is an additional charge for more pictures.

With Ikea being so far from the city (especially when you need to buy large items) it is great when you can find used goods in good condition close to your own home.

This site is especially beneficial for students, especially exchange students who may want to buy or sell some dishes, or cooking utensils – other smaller things at the beginning/end of their stay!

Have a great week!

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