Student life can see you moving from place to place in rapid succession. From the first teary-eyed move from home to finding your first student house, there can be a lot to juggle.

To give you an idea of how to tackle moving into, moving out of, and taking a break from your student home, we thought we’d take a look at some of the things besides lectures that you’ll need to put some thought into.

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Moving out

Once the end of your lease rolls around you’ll want to be fully prepared to make your move. Try to make it as easy and as possible by planning ahead. Packing is a chore, but making sure that everything is in the right place and properly arranged will make the whole ordeal much easier for you.

Also think about how you’re going to move everything to your new place. You could try to do it on your own, but this will be a huge task without the right equipment. The main things you’ll need are packing materials – boxes and the like – and a spacious vehicle to transport them all. The safest bet would be a removals firm who can provide all of this for you, taking care of every detail without any hassle.

Moving home between semesters

The best part about the end of term is being treated to all the home comforts you’ve been missing out on since moving away. Heading home means total relaxation. After all the exams and all-night cram sessions, the last thing you want to deal with is hauling all of your belongings home just to bring them all back with you later on.

A good way to handle between-term limbo is to take the essentials back home with you – clothes, electronics, perhaps a sample of kitchenware – and leave more awkward or unnecessary things elsewhere.

Moving into a new place next term? Self storage could be the perfect stop-gap. Preparation is key, so having all of your furniture and valuables in one place and ready to go once you’ve settled on new accommodation will make the move fly by.

Storage means security. If you’re at home for a good couple of months before you make your triumphant return, it helps to know that your possessions are in safe hands – locked away in a secure storage facility until you need them. It leaves you free to scour the market for new rentals, then you can deal with moving it all back in once you have that nailed down.

Planning a move

Whether you’re moving for the first time or you’re moving to a new student house, the removals process requires a lot of planning.

Some things to keep in mind before deciding on a move are:

  • What you need to bring with you
  • What you can do without
  • How to declutter
  • Timing of the move

You’ll also need to be wary of the space of your new pad. Smaller flats will mean less room for some of your things. You can either take them home and leave them there for a while, or take advantage of self storage for convenient access. If you find that you have more room than you thought, or if you realise you’re lacking, all you need to do is retrieve what you need from your storage container and you’re sorted!

Two Men And A Truck are here to help with all of your removals needs. We offer efficient and stress-free moving services of all sizes, and also provide convenient and secure selfstorage solutions ideal for students between terms and leases. To find out more about all of our services, or for some advice on how to plan your move, just get in touch with us today.