Moving to student accommodations can be a big life event, because it can be your first taste of true independence. You will find yourself living alone, or with fellow students, free from a parent, guardians, etc. You may need venture out to find yourself a job, learn to manage your time and overall, prepare for your own life. It’s not all doom and gloom though because you get to experience new things, meet new people and live life the way you want to. However, you must overcome your moving day first, and getting all of your goods to your new lodgings can be a tough tasks. Whether you’re moving to student accommodations for the first time or are experienced with the matter, advice and information can be helpful, so read on to learn more.
The first thing you will have to do for your upcoming move is to determine what items you will be taking with you. You may have many goods or only few that you will need at a university, so working this out early will help make things simple. You won’t need to take as much as a regular move, as you can leave non-essential items such as keepsakes, collectables and old goods at home. Furniture may also not be needed, so this means you may not need to take your cupboards, wardrobe, bed, etc.
When you know what you are taking with you, you can begin to plan the move. Having a thorough schedule allows you to do each job on time and ensure you have all the necessary support and equipment and it means you don’t have to rush things or worry about delays. You can assign different jobs and tasks to certain items and dates so they will be done on time. This will also prevent you from forgetting or needing to do it haphazardly.
Once things are planned, you should go out and acquire all the necessary packing material. You will need a lot of this because too little of it will result in goods not being wrapped fully or at all, which puts them at risk during transit. Purchase bubble wrap, tissue paper, cloth and strong plastic/cardboard boxes for your goods, though you can save money by using newspaper, plastic bags, old clothes, sheets, etc. Ask friends and family if they have any of these materials to save you some money.
Packing goods must be done carefully otherwise you risk the safety and cleanliness of your goods. Wrap everything up in your materials and if necessary, use adhesive tape to keep the material together. Arrange items by type for an easier time packing and to prevent things from being mixed up. Making an inventory of your things can help. Place items in boxes carefully so they won’t move about, fall or crush other times. You can prevent this by keeping fragile items separate and ensuring that you stack light and smaller things on top of larger and heavier ones.
When carrying large items you should have appropriate help and take your time. Contemplate taking apart any larger items, transporting them in pieces and rebuilding them at your new address. When filling your vehicle, do not let items stick out of windows, doors, the boot, etc. No goods should impede the driver’s movement or vision. If you need additional help with packing, carrying or transporting your goods, consider a local moving company or packing service.
If you take these tips to heart and put them into practice, you will ensure a smooth student moving day and a successful start to your university career.