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5 tips for moving out of halls of residence


For many university students at this time of year, exams, assessments and the current academic year are coming to an end and many first year students are preparing to move out of halls of residence. For anyone, moving out of a property is stressful enough, but for students, it signifies the end of an era. Living in halls of residence is part of the transitional process of moving out of the parental home and living away at university.

Now it’s time to move out and embark on the next phase: living in a shared house or flat. But in the meantime, moving out of halls is a priority.

If you are a student moving out of university-owned accommodation, here are our top tips for moving out of student halls of residence – stress-free!

1. Get organised!

When it comes to moving, you need to plan and prepare. First of all, double-check your contract and look at when it ends, then plan to move out before that time. Gather your items and start sorting through them in the lead up to the move-out date.

2. Decide how you want to deal with your stuff

Think about the resources at hand and how you want to process moving out of halls. Do you want to move your items to another address? Perhaps you would like to move your items to your parents’ home? Would you like to move your items into your house-share? Make sure you check the start of the tenancy and see if you can move your items into that property as soon as possible. Perhaps you are moving back into halls of residence at the start of the new academic year further down the line and you need to store your items in the meantime, so you might want to put your items away in storage for the summer.

Be realistic and pick the option that is suitable for you, and consider the distance of your move. Don’t forget that the further the distance, the more it will cost, so try to move your items at a shorter distance if possible, especially if you live far from the parental home.

3. Do your research

There are so many removals companies and storage places available, all offering a variety of quotes and services, so definitely do your research. There is nothing better than word of mouth, so ask around to see if you can find the best services, read up on reviews and make sure that the removal services you choose to use are accredited.

4. Sort out packaging

When organising your items, you need to ensure that they are packaged effectively and correctly. It goes without saying but using strong and sturdy boxes is the best way to protect and secure your possessions. Here at StorePAK we strongly believe in quality and innovation, and we provide sturdy packing materials for your needs. We provide boxes that are made from 100% recycled paper and bio-degradable bubble wrap, so you can guarantee that you will be packaging away items with ethical and consumer-friendly storage options. Plus, delivery within the UK is fast so you can be sure to receive our storage pieces in hardly any time at all!

5. Get help and assistance!

The reality of the matter is that you can’t move out on your own – it’s just too much work and there is nothing wrong with asking for help. See if you can get a friend, family member or course mate to help you pack up and/or move your items out of your place of residence. If you can get a family member or friend to move your items for you, then it could possibly work out to be much cheaper than hiring removal people.

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