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Preparing to Move in January

Posted on November 22, 2019

It’s a new year and many of us will have made new year resolutions, perhaps to look for a new job or to take up a new sport. Some students will have decided to prepare early for the new academic season and to find appropriate accommodation from January onwards.

Moving in January in the middle of winter is not an easy task, but it is do-able. With preparation and a checklist at hand, it can be fairly stress-free. Shops will be near the university and it may be more cost-effective to wait until moving before buying some essential items.

What Must Students Remember to Bring?

Important documents should be the first item on the list. A passport, a driving license if needed and any paperwork related to the accommodation may be required. It’s a good idea to bring some basic electricals, such as a hairdryer, hair straighteners, a kettle and a toaster. Kitchen utensils such as knives, forks and spoons and pots and pans can also be packed. For comfort and that home-from-home feeling, you will want to bring pillows and duvets. In addition, think about bringing coat hangers, mattress protectors and a laundry basket.

Pack Spring & Winter Clothes for all Weather

Students will want to ensure they have both winter and spring clothing in their cases so this will take up wardrobe space. Shoes and boots, as well as heavy coats for walks to and from the university, will also be required.

Stationery, including books, a laptop, a mobile phone, a games console, headphones, batteries, an internet cable if needed and a sturdy bag for lectures can be packed in preparation for the move.

It can be an exciting, yet challenging time for young people, so creating a checklist and ensuring that everything is packed can take some of the pressure off.