Are you preparing to move out of your university accommodation for the summer? Thinking about how to manage the move in advance will save time and tears on the day. Read our tips for making moving day less of a chore.
End of Year Tasks
This time of year is a busy and stressful period for university students, following months of coursework and exams. But, before you finish your final term, make sure you get these things done to avoid stress or fines:
- Cleaning: whether you’re in a rented house or halls, ensure your accommodation is left clean and tidy. If you don’t, you’ll probably have to deal with cleaning costs or the loss of your deposit. Get your housemates together and make a day of it. Take care of your room and make sure everyone does their bit in the communal areas.
- Return library books: there can be serious consequences for packing these by mistake. As well as charging fines, some universities won’t let you graduate your year or course. Double-check for stray library books before starting to pack!
- Check the inventory: most accommodation includes a list of items that came with your room and need to stay there, in the same condition. Make sure to check if you’ve damaged anything you might be caught for later.
- Move in stages: don’t wait until moving day to try and pack all your belongings. Send your bulky items home in advance with our student shipping service.
What to Take and Leave Behind
If you’re staying in the same accommodation next year, it might be tricky deciding what to pack and what to leave behind for the summer.
Before you leave, make sure you consider:
- Selling old textbooks to make some extra cash.
- Donating old clothes to charity.
- Leaving bulky and inexpensive items like kitchenware, bedding and toiletries behind.
Whether it’s backpacking, working or volunteering abroad, give yourself a well-earned break this summer. Don’t forget, if you need your luggage shipping to an overseas destination, we can help!