Are you a student counting down the days until Christmas? If you’ve been living in your student home or flat and have gradually seen your belongings start to take over your space it may be time for you to do something about it!
If your accommodation requires you to remove your belongings over the holidays, then this can be a very stressful situation to be in! That’s why we here at Multistore have put together some tips for you to use in regard to moving out of your accommodation for a short period of time.
1. 1. Heating
If you, rather than your landlord, pays for the utilities, one of the important aspects we would first note is considering turning the heating down. There’s nothing worse than coming back to your student flat to be hit with a massive heating bill which no one has been benefiting from over the last couple of weeks! Ensure the heating is set to low (not off completely as this could cause boiler problems later down the line with pipes freezing and thawing throughout the building).
2. 2. It’s time for a clear out
You know what they say: “tidy room, tidy mind”. Now is the perfect time for you to get rid of all the clutter that’s taking up residence in your student flat. Try using platforms such as Facebook Market Place or eBay to see if you can make a little extra cash too! It will be the new year soon and that can mean a new, tidier you!
3. 3. Donate
If you feel that the idea of selling on your possessions for a little extra cash is a bit too stressful at this time, then there is always the option to donate anything you no longer want or need. Simply go to Google and search for your local charity shop or take a wander down your local high street! Be sure to check with the charity what type of items they can and can’t accept. Don’t forget that if you’ve got unwanted foods that could spoil over the time you’re not in the house, then the local food banks may be able to take those off your hands.
4. 4. Pack smart
When it comes to packing, we know that the best way to ensure the smoothest move is to be organised! Don’t be tempted to throw random items into random boxes as you will be kicking yourself later down the line for this! Organise boxes into different areas, for example:
· Desk items
It may seem simple, but you’ll be surprised how often this is overlooked!
5. 5. Organise your student self-storage locker
We here at Multistore understand that moving out can be a massive pain, especially if you’re unable bring your items to and from home! If you don’t have the car space or a place, you’re able to store your items at home, then why not check out what student self-storage solutions we have available at Multistore? We have everything from lockers to units and you get the added benefit of being able to access your possessions at any time!
If you’re in the Guildford or Aldershot area, then get in contact with us at Multistore now and let’s see how we can help you.