Moving to university – the essentials to bring
Moving to university can be a stressful time. Not only is it the first time that many people really move out and live on their own, but it’s also often a long way away too. Depending on where you live, your university could be anything from an hour to half a day’s trek from home. It could even be on the other side of the world so deciding what to bring is highly important
If you are about to make the move to uni, a cheap courier service is often a great way to do it. Much less stressful and more cost effective than piling everything into a car, many companies can pick up and deliver your stuff anywhere across the country for a great price. Here’s a lowdown on the things to remember if choosing this option.
Pots, pans, plates and a few knives and forks: these really should be at the top of the list when you move. Although surviving on beans out of the tin (don’t forget the tin opener!) is a rite of passage when you’re studying, it’s best to have a few select kitchen utensils so you can cook yourself a proper meal. This will also save you throwing money away on expensive takeaways.
Don’t bring all your clothes
Go through everything and decide what you want to bring. It’s important that you have enough clothes to wear every day but bringing your whole wardrobe can be tedious and weigh you down.
The best thing to do is only take a few different coats as they are the items that really add a lot of bulk to your load. And besides, you’re bound to get a few new pieces of clothing when out shopping with your student mates.
A word on chairs, desks and beds
If you’re moving into a flat and not university halls it’s important that you bring a good comfortable chair and desk to sit at while you do your work. Not only will this make sure that your back and posture remain healthy but it will also give you a great workspace in which to focus when the essays start piling up.
Again, small courier services are a great way to transport things from your hometown to your new place for a very competitive price.
Don’t forget technology
University is not only about studying, it’s about having fun too! Make sure you’ve remembered all the electronic devices you need to do this. For example, your computer may play music but if you’re going to have friends round, you need to remember your speakers too. Remember to bring all your different chargers too. After all, there is nothing worse than having all the kit but no power!