The Student Guide For Stress-Free Moving

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The Student Guide To A Stress-Free Move

02 May 2022 –– Student Storage

We've put together a simple guide to effortless sorting and storing for students moving accommodation at university.

Whether you're moving into new university accommodation or you're packing up to move out for the summer holidays, the last thing you need is a stressful move on top of your deadlines! Preparing in advance and organising your self-storage is the best starting point for a smooth transition.

Prep, prep, prep!

Find out everything you need to know and make a list of everything you need to do before the big moving day. Double-check your moving date and any checkout processes. If you live with housemates, it might be a good idea to see what time they are moving, so you don't end up with a flat full of people trying to move out at the same time!

The big sort out

Use some free time to go through your belongings and sort out everything you're keeping, putting in storage, or throwing away. Organising will help you declutter and only take what you need with you. Self-storage can be an easy solution for keeping any valuables, important documents, and work safely stored if you're at home over the holidays, so you don't have to worry about misplacing anything during the move.

Packing up

When packing up your things, make sure you have all the packaging equipment to hand before you start - it'll make it quick and effortless, so you're not searching for the scissors halfway through! For things you're keeping or putting into student storage, ensure that fragile items are securely packaged in bubble wrap and that the cardboard boxes are strong enough to hold any heavier objects. Don't forget to label your bags and boxes so you can easily access what you need and remember where everything is located.

If you're looking for student storage, our Preston, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool Store First branches are ideally located for university students needing self-storage in the area.