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Student Moves: Getting Settled in a New City

Can’t wait for the new student year to roll around? No matter how you’re spending your summer, there’s nothing quite like your uni life to look forward to. Whether you’re moving away from home for the first time or gearing up for your final year, we’ve rounded up the tips and tricks you need to make sure your student living experience is always easy. 

Moving into Student Accommodation 

If you’re flying the nest for the first time, choosing everything you’ll need for your day to day life can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’ve bought out the whole of IKEA or you’re planning on taking your entire wardrobe with you, you might want to rethink how much stuff you’re packing up. If you’re living with other people, it’s very likely they’ll have the same arrangement of pots and pans that you do. Getting in touch with your future housemates will not only help you get to know each other before the new term starts, it’ll mean you can work out what bits and pieces you’ve each got, so you can avoid overfilling your flat with duplicates.

Whether you’re planning on packing up the car or braving public transport with your belongings, packing your life into a few boxes can be quite a difficult experience. If you’re worried about managing your move alone, finding a trusted removals team to help you get to your new student accommodation in one piece means you can start your student life stress free. 

Signing up for Shared Housing

One of the first things on your list when you’re moving to new student housing should be to take photos and an inventory of each room in your house. No matter which city you’re moving to, student housing is notorious for being slightly less than top condition. Before you sign a lease, taking the time to check over every inch of your new home will make sure you don’t come up against any unexpected surprises when September rolls around. 

When it comes to moving your belongings into your new place, packing up properly will mean you can get set up and settled in as soon as possible. Whether it’s storing your books in prime condition, bubble wrapping your pots and pans or keeping the items you use everyday in easy reach, making use of appropriate packing materials will make sure none of your possessions get lost or damaged in transit. 

Saying Goodbye to Uni Life for the Final Time 

Packing up and getting ready to leave your student housing for the final time can be a stressful, and not to mention emotional, experience. Taking the opportunity to have a clear out before your tenancy is up will not only make sure you’re not leaving anything precious behind, but will help you feel refreshed and ready for your next step. Once you’ve sorted through your belongings, you might want to take the opportunity to donate extra food, clothes or textbooks to your local charity shops. This will leave your conscience guilt free, and let you move into your next place free of the clutter that’s probably accumulated over your student years.

It’s also important to carry out a big final clean before you hand your keys in for the final time. Making sure you and your housemates muck in together to make your place sparkling will leave your student house in the best condition, and ensure you get that all important deposit back. If your house needs a really deep clean that you simply don’t have the time to get stuck in to, you could consider enlisting the help of a professional cleaning team to get the job done. 

Need a hand getting your stuff together? Whether you’re just beginning your university journey or it’s coming to an end, our friendly team will be on hand to help your move go without a bump in the road. Give us a call to find out how we can make your student moving situation a turn up for the books.

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