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Moving with Fortum, part 3: The move

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by Emma Elwin on 18 October, 2016

This week is the week! Emma is moving on Sunday!

This week is the week! I can’t wait to get going – being surrounded by boxes is definitely not my cup of tea. When I moved into this apartment I unpacked every box in one night so that I could wake up to a perfectly organized home. I am so much looking forward to unpacking in the new house this weekend. Moving to a house feels like the first day of school, I am both super exited and somewhat nervous. I am sure I will feel better once the apartment is empty, the truck is packed and we are on our way. I really cannot wait!

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Last week I showed you all the stuff we have done to make the packing a bit more environmentally friendly. One way to make the actual move a little gentler to the environment is to pack the truck as smart as possible and fit as much as possible so that you don’t have to go back and forward too many times. The Fortum checklist smartly advises me to start with the biggest furniture like the sofa and mattress and then load with smaller furniture and moving boxes. You can use your rugs and blankets to wrap up the furniture for protection. Read about more tips for the moving day here.

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One of the things I didn’t think of myself that I’ve learnt from the Fortum checklist is to save the lamps for last. Light will be needed until the very end of moving out and then first thing when coming to the new place, especially now when darker times are approaching…
Another thing I got from the list: How to use electricity efficiently is something to really take take to consider when moving into a new house. There are so many small choices you can make when decorating your new home; choices that will do both your wallet and the environment a big favor. Did you know for example that the LEDs light bulbs uses only 20-25 percent of the energy compared to traditional ones? LED lamps work fine to dim and come in many different variations too. Read more about how to choose the right lighting for your home here. Despite the environmental aspects, I think getting a few different sources of light up and working pretty fast does a lot to the homely feel.

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What else? Well, I have packed a special box with all our tools and all the screws for the furniture in a special box. If there is one thing I’ve learned about moving it’s that you cannot be careful enough to keep these things in a good place. Read more tips on packing here!

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I have also packed a box with the absolute necessities – such as underwear, a few plates and glasses, some care products like toothbrushes, soap and toilet paper. Our coffee maker and coffee is in that box too – perhaps the most important items of all. It will be a long weekend!

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This is a way to pack knifes and cords in a creative way!


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