“I was not a good student. I did not spend much time at college; I was too busy enjoying myself.” – Stephen Hawking
Being a student is hard work, but it’s also bags of fun. But, it’s also hard work; it’s bags of fun too – and so on, and so on.
The typical life of the student involves a steady cycle of work and play, making it challenging and exhausting in equal measures. And to enjoy the best student life possible, it’s essential to have a decent space to call home during your time at college or uni.
A fresh year means a fresh start, and whether you’re a wide-eyed first year or a higher education veteran shifting to more mature digs (a house without unwashed housemates and weekly ‘Animal House’ style parties), we’ve put together a student house moving quick guide to lend a helping hand.
Cull your stuff
You’ve no doubt accumulated a heap of items and out of date academic resources (or novelty beer cans) that you no longer really need. To ensure you move into your new pad with a fresh, forward-thinking mindset and that you make life easier for yourself come shifting day, grab some bin bags and ruthlessly scour through your belongings, bagging up anything you don’t deem useful or valuable. Recycle and donate what you can.
Plan the big day
To make sure your moving day is as stress free as it can possibly be, make sure you liaise with anyone else moving in on the same day as you, or all of your existing housemates and see if you can make it a communal effort. Pool together to arrange moving transportation and make sure you have full access to your new place, as well as a designated parking spot so everything goes off without a hitch.
Need help planning your move? No sweat, check out our full moving checklist.
Store your stuff
Once you’ve planned your big student house move, physically moved your stuff in and gained access to your room – it will be time to unpack. Take your time, be as methodical as possible and use our ABC student storage hacks guide to get the most from your new space.
Hard work done? Great. Now you’ve done the tough graft, it’s time to socialise with your new housemates – a happy home is the best home, after all. So, go down the supermarket, get plenty of food and booze, fire up the tunes and have the house warming of all housewarmings – you deserve it.
We hope you enjoy your new student home and if you’re in London and need a little extra space to stash your stuff while you move, we have three top notch ABC Selfstore locations with your name on.