Congratulations, you are going to uni! Moving out from your home and settling into student accommodation is a huge transition. A lot of things will be different and new. If the very thought of moving into student accommodation is stressing you out, fret not. In this post, we share our top tips for moving into student accommodation.
Check What’s Included
Before you decide on the items you will bring with you, it helps to know what appliances are provided by the university. This will help you to travel light whilst ensuring you will have everything you need. Contact the accommodation office to find out what appliances are provided in your flat. For instance, some universities provide a dishwasher, kettle and microwave but other accommodations don’t.
Talk to Your Flatmates
You may have already contacted your flat mates. But be sure to talk about the stuff you are bringing and the items you are willing to share. These chats will help ensure your roommate relationship starts on the right note.
Talk to your flat mates about the cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances and other items. Ensure that you both are on the same page about what you are bringing and what you will be purchasing when you arrive there. Here are some of the things to consider:
- Stuff for your bed such as bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers.
- Glasses and mugs
- Microwave-safe plates and bowls
- Clothes hangers
- Pans and pots
- Cleaning supplies
- Reusable food containers
- Toilet brush
- Ear plugs for those nights when everyone around you wants to party and you’d rather prefer a deep sleep
- Medicine including cold and flu medication and pain killers
- Bath mat
- Everyday essentials like soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and moisturiser
- Laundry bag
- Toilet brush
Pay Heed to the Inventory
The first thing you want to do when moving into student accommodation is to unpack. However, pause a moment, take a deep breath and pay attention to the inventory. At the start of your tenancy, you will get an inventory of the flat’s condition.
This inventory is crucial. Whether or not you receive your deposit will depend on whether or not you leave the room in the same condition you received it in. And doing an inventory of the current condition will come in handy. Take stock of the room including all the appliances, holes, bumps and scrapes on the walls. Be sure to take a video and pictures for your own records.
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Here at United Movers, we offer reliable and affordable moving services. If you are ready to move to uni and need a moving van, contact us right away.