How to Make Moving into Student Accommodation as Smooth as Possible

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Moving to University can be a stressful experience. It’s an enormous change and there’s a lot to get used to in a short period of time. If you’re feeling a little bit stressed out or clueless, don’t worry. We have compiled some of our best tips to help you make your move to student accommodation as smooth as possible.

See What’s Already Provided

Depending on what accommodation you’re moving into, some unis provide a lot of the essentials for you. Others provide very little. It would be wise to find out what your accommodation already has to offer, then purchase/bring anything else that you need. It’s best to talk to your accommodation officer to find out this information.  

Make a ‘To Pack’ List

Lists are super useful when it comes to a big move like this. Create a list of everything you are planning to bring with you to university. This can be a massive help when you are packing and a good way to give yourself peace of mind that you have everything you need. Once an item is packed, tick it off the list.

Use a Professional Removals Service

Moving, especially if you’re bringing larger items such as mattresses, TVs or storage stands, can be a pain. Utilising a removal service means you can pack bigger and heavier items. You won’t need to cram your items into several of your friend’s or family’s cars just to move everything you need. You can massively reduce the risk of your possessions being broken or damaged and, most importantly, you can make your move a stress-free experience.

It might cost a little more than if you do it yourself, but the stress, time and effort it can save is very much worth the money. 

If you are thinking of using a professional removals service, we recommend using Andrews Removals. They’re a cost-effective, reliable and experienced company who can take care of every aspect of your move.

Put Excess Belongings in Storage

Uni accommodation is rarely big enough to hold everything you own. But, you don’t need to decide between what items you want to bring and what you are going to have to leave behind. Storage is a great way to bring everything you need without having to choose between your beloved possessions. It’s also a fantastic way to save space. Put everything you don’t immediately need in storage and give yourself a little bit more room. Lastly, it’s a great way to make sure your more treasured possessions stay safe. 

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Are you a student in the Sheffield area? Storing your belongings with Simple To Store would be perfect for you! You can drop by anytime to collect belongings and our industry-standard storage units are monitored by CCTV 24/7 so you can rest easy knowing your possessions are safe with us.   

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