Throughout your time as a student, there may be many reasons you need to move. You may need to transport your things between university accommodation and your home at the end of each year, you might decide to move out of halls and into a flat, or you may want to move into a shared living space to cut costs. All of these are reasons to utilise student removals services, it will make your life easier and put less strain on family and friends trying to help you move your things over great distances.
University life has enough ups and downs as it is, so we have put together some top tips to make your move as easy and stress-free as possible.
For many people it will be their first time away from home for more than a week or two at a time, it’s only natural to get home sick. This can happen at any time, whether it’s immediate upon arrival or once the adrenaline of the first few weeks has worn off. To make sure you’re prepared you should pack some home comforts in your move.
If there is anything special to you, whether it’s an object, a piece of clothing or an item of food, make sure you pack it, with protective bubble wrap if it’s delicate or expensive. If you’re moving from halls to a permanent house share then check that these home comforts are packed to stay with you.
Best times to move
Obviously you don’t want to move at the peak times when homeowners are moving, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to avoid your fellow students moving at the same time.
Many families will be making the most of removals services as the good weather settles in mid-spring. This means that your best time to move is during the winter if possible. You should also try to avoid school holidays and, if you’re in a city centre, avoid rush-hour traffic periods between 7-9am and 4-6pm. Ultimately, if you follow this rule and think about the timing of your move you will spend less time in traffic, which is vital if you’re going long distances.
For many students university is time to live freely and the idea of keeping your things organised goes against that ideal. But if you want a prompt, precise and low cost move then you’ll need to have some kind of organisation.
This may come in the form of having all your possessions packed and ready before the moving day or ensuring you have keys for your new place before you actually move out. Any outstanding bills need to be paid in full and organising things such as a TV license and internet connection for your new home will be a huge time saver.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can make your student move run as smoothly as possible contact Barnes of Lincoln today. As a premier removals company we can help you whether you’re moving into halls, a shared house or back home at the end of your studies.