Moving out of university halls? Soon you’ll have to pack up your things. Make it as easy as possible with these top suggestions.
Check with your accommodation provider to see what you need to know, such as move-out dates and times, do’s and don’ts, check-out procedure, loading bay access, and so on. Reading everything thoroughly will allow you to be fully prepared and begin planning.
Organize your belongings and sort them into categories such as “pack,” “chuck,” and so on. This will help you declutter by keeping only what you need in storage. Forget about that tacky Halloween costume; you’ll never wear it again!
Make sure you use sturdy, double-walled cardboard boxes when packing. If using an online man and van hire, label everything carefully so you don’t forget what’s inside each box!
Do’s: Strong tape, boxes, labels, and lightweight products up to 25 kg per box
Don’ts: Glass, plates, pottery, or other breakable items (they shatter easily!) Wooden crates that haven’t been packed tightly enough. Liquids, perishable products.
Here’s a brief checklist for the day:
- Make sure there is ample space for the driver to park on the move-out day.
- Leave your space clean and presentable for the visit from the movers.
- Report any problems. For example, a blocked sink or any lights not functioning.
- Return all the keys
- Provide a mailing address that can receive mail.
The answer is to unpack! This may seem like a daunting task, but it will be much easier if you take things one step at a time. Here is a guide to help make your move-out as stress-free as possible.
The first thing to do is to empty your old room and pack away any belongings that you will not need until after you have moved out. Label each box with the room it belongs in and the contents of the box. This will help when you are unpacking in your new home.
Once your old room is clear, start packing up your living area. Pack away all of your food, toiletries and cleaning products.
You may also want to pack away any furniture or electrical items that you will not need until after you have moved out. Again, be sure to label each box with the room it belongs in and the contents of the box.
The final step is to pack away your bedroom. This can be the most daunting task, but it is important to stay organised. Start by packing away your clothes and any other belongings that you will not need until after you have moved out. Once this is done, pack away your bedding and any furniture that you will not need. Finally, pack away your electronics and any other belongings.
Once everything is packed away, it is time to say goodbye to your old home and start afresh in your new one! best of luck in the future!