My First Apartment in Stockholm

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Before moving to Stockholm, a relocation consultant helped me look for an apartment. I already have a list of apartments that I want to move in; but, unfortunately, I cannot rent that because I have to get an apartment to the relocation company. Honestly, I didn't like all the photos that I saw. Well, except for this apartment. 

I already know that the apartment is Stockholm is more expensive. For some reason, I thought that it would be a lot better if I already have a place to stay at as soon as I arrive in Stockholm, so I chose this apartment. Then again, I got delayed for a few months instead of January. I had to pay the first few months even before I move in... but, that's another story.

My first apartment in Stockholm

Nonetheless, when the landlord toured me in this apartment, I was ecstatic! The photos were really different than the actual, and I was not expecting a lot. There are no elevators in the building, no washing machine in my apartment, so I have to schedule laundry in the basement. I am renting a 40m² 2-room fully-furnished apartment with separate kitchen. Fortunately, this includes electricity/gas, water, heating, internet and cable TV

Okay, I am so excited to share the photos! I thought I should document this so I could have something to look back to if I move to another apartment. :P

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Entrance/Hallway

As soon as you enter the apartment, you will see the cabinet with full-sized mirror (which is my most favorite in this apartment). Then, the bathroom is just across the hallway. 

 

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This is where I put the shoes that I usually wear.

To make it easier to clean the apartment, the shoes can only go up to that point. The bag is where I put the newspapers, magazines and mails that I receive almost every single day.

 

Also, My landlord is from the UK. Thus, the London print.

kitchen and dining area

If you know me, you probably should know that I hate cooking. I always say "why do I have to prepare food for 30-60 minutes, and eat it in less than 30 minutes?" Haha. Or, it's just my excuse because I am too lazy to cook (because I don't really know how). But, it's going to change now! You'll find out why in my next post. 

Anyway, when I saw a photo of the kitchen, I got excited because of the oven. I have always wanted to try baking. I think I will like baking more because the measurements are exact. I kinda hate it when I am told "just add a pinch of ____". 

 
 
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"alternative" computer desk

Yup, my dining table is now my desk. I don't eat there; I eat at the living room. Plus, I didn't have a computer desk in my apartment so I used my dining table instead of buying a new one. 

By the way, my landlord's grandmother made the painting.

 

Checking some home inspirations in Pinterest, I have always wanted to have my fridge or dishwasher hidden behind a cabinet. That's why you'll notice that you cannot see the fridge and dishwasher in my photo above. That's because it's hidden! :P 

I put all my chargers and cables in the basket placed in the window. I also love writing down notes, so I have lots of pads near my laptop. 

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Living room

You've probably seen my living room in my previous post. As I have mentioned, this is where I eat my breakfast, lunch and dinner, and watch Netflix.

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Books my landlord left and coins from the Philippines

Ever since I arrived here, I just placed my coins there. I somehow miss seeing paper bills and coins from home.

Can I just say that my landlord left some interesting books? 

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Bedroom

Finally, my bedroom! I don't have doors in my bedroom, so basically it's an open space. 

 

There's nothing fancy in my room, but a chair and a side table where I put my book and sleep mask. 

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Bedside Table

I don't have much clutter in my bedside table. I don't even use it that much.

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Bathroom

My bathroom is really small, even my sink! There's a note on my mirror; I listed my skincare routine in the morning and evening because I usually forget about the correct steps. :P

Lastly, the view from my apartment

 
 

I hope you liked my apartment! I really love it, and I love the location too! Although it is 10-15 minutes walk to the train station (or I could take the bus around the corner), it's only 3 stations away from the central station. Isn't that great? Regardless of what time I leave, I will always be at the office or home in 30 minutes. 

Also, everything is almost accessible. There's a grocery store just 5 minutes by walking from my apartment. It's a big deal because I don't like going back and forth so I usually buy groceries in one go. Which means I have to carry everything! 

I hope that a few years from now I can buy my own apartment. I will definitely go all-out designing it! 

How about you?
  • What do you think about my apartment?
  • Any tips for finding an apartment?
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