‘Death cleaning’ and money saving tips: Essential articles for life in Sweden

Tax season deadlines, Swedish slang words, how Americans can move to Sweden and how to save money... here are six must-reads from The Local about life in Sweden.

'Death cleaning' and money saving tips: Essential articles for life in Sweden
Margareta Magnusson, author of the book Döstädning, or The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Did you know that this common Swedish slang construction has its roots in Latin? Here’s a look at the history of Swedish -is words, and how to use them to fit in with the locals.

Whether you want to move to Sweden for love, work or simply adventure, there are some hurdles to overcome first. Here’s a look at the different ways you can move here as a US citizen.

One of our favourite things about the Swedish language is its wonderful compound words, which range from being utterly bizarre to making perfect sense. Here are 12 of our favourites:

It’s time to start thinking about your Swedish tax returns. When and how you file your taxes impacts when you get any rebate, so here are a few key deadlines to keep in mind.

Death-cleaning, or döstädning in Swedish ( means “death” and städning means “cleaning”), is the name given to the practice of sorting through your personal belongings before your death. Here’s our article on the “gentle art” of death cleaning:

A weak krona, soaring inflation and the impacts of war in Ukraine – things are getting more expensive in Sweden, but there are ways to save money on your food shop. Here are our top tips.

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