Tips And Tricks For A Student House Move
Moving into a new house is a very stressful time, and there’s nothing more stressful than moving for the first time! If you’re a student and you’re moving away for your studies then you need to be properly prepared for your moving day. Have a look at these tips to help you to get the most from your move! 1) Preparing to pack.Start by creating a packing plan for yourself. The amount that you need to pack will depend on your situation, for example, if you’re not moving too far away then you can probably leave a lot of your items with your parents. Make a list of essential items that you can’t do without, and also make a list of what you might need to buy. If you’ve never lived on your own before there’s going to be a lot of things that you’ll need, ranging from kitchen equipment to bathroom bits, so take the time to list everything that you’re going to require. 2) Knowing what to leave with your parents.Choosing what to leave behind can be difficult, but if you put in the time then you can easily decipher what’s best for both you and your parents. Speak with them first to check that it’s okay to leave your items behind, and discuss how much you can leave with them. If you’re moving into student accommodation then you need to take into account the available space that you’ll have, as most student halls are quite small. It’s not worth taking furniture with you, as it’s going to take up a lot of space that you might not have, and most student houses and rooms come furnished. Speak with your landlord or student accommodation services to get an inventory of what comes included with your new home, so that you can figure out what to take, what to leave and what you might need to buy. If you have to buy appliances then always keep the receipts if you’re living in shared accommodation, as it’s often the case that everyone will buy things like a toaster and kettle – you should be able to return unopened items if this is the case for you! 3) Finding packing materials.Once you know what you’re taking with you it’s time to start finding supplies and materials. Ask your local shops and stores if you can have second hand cardboard boxes and then use packing tape to reinforce them, so that they’re strong, sturdy and safe enough to hold your belongings. Bargain stores and home stores will cheaply sell tape, marker pens and even some packing supplies such as bubble wrap, so even if you’re on a small budget you shouldn’t need to worry about your packing supplies. 4) Hiring moving help.It might be a good idea for you to look into hiring a removal company for your needs. This is especially true if you’re moving quite far away and if you’re going to be taking more than one car-load of items. There are many removal companies, particularly in student areas, that offer affordable prices for student removals. Shop around for good deals, offers and low prices so that you can get the most for your money. Make sure that you fully understand the service that you’re paying for so that you can avoid scams, and take the time to ensure that your items are going to be insured while in transit.