Moving all of your possessions from university housing to your house after the summer holidays is a hassle. And just imagine, you’ll have to do it all again in the following semester. How can you make packing luggage simpler if you’re going back and forth?
There are a lot of ways you can make the transition from university housing to your own house more manageable – you can find out more from moving experts. There have been hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of students in your position; don’t be concerned, you’ll make it!
1. Don’t overspend on furniture and equipment.
Avoid overspending on furniture and equipment if you’re living in university housing. Even if you’re on a tight budget, we’ve all been there. It’s great to live away from home, and buying your own bookcase and kitchen set is thrilling. But keep in mind that when it’s time to move back home, you’ll have to take the bookcase apart.
To prevent this problem, don’t buy any large furniture or equipment sets. You’ll struggle to cram it into your father’s automobile (or on a plane/train/coach) unless you have access to a moving truck. You are free to leave any furnishings you do not want; however, some university accommodation providers will charge you for leaving items. Don’t get the huge egg chair yet until you have a long-term living arrangement.
2. Before you move into your new house, buy and sell secondhand.
To avoid having to do it all last-minute, sell or give your unwanted items a couple of weeks before your move date. You’ll be able to buy second-hand things again once you’ve returned to university. You’ll have an easier time selling or giving it to charity after the year is up. It’s more difficult to get rid of furnishings you’ve purchased completely new.
Consider purchasing a secondhand bookcase or office chair if you need to replace one. There are always a lot of second-hand shops near university housing since many students prefer to buy used items.
3. Get rid of clutter.
It’s time to be hard on yourself. Consider what you truly value and want to keep as you organize your things. It’s fine to keep some mementos if that’s what you want to do. However, don’t take things home with you that you’ll just toss in your parents’ garbage when you return home.
4. Furnish and equip your home with housemates.
It helps if you and your housemates can share furniture and equipment when you move into university housing. Chipping in for a dining set allows you to share the plates and cutlery. Someone may take it home at the end of the year or it can be thrown away.
This helps you avoid having to buy everything you need before bringing it home; you can share your goods between yourself and your housemates. If you’re returning to the same housemates, you may return the shared equipment/furniture that you carried with you when you moved out.
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