So if you are anything like me you are counting down the days until you get to move into (or back into) your accommodation. With just over 2 weeks until the moving in process starts for most universities, I thought what better time than to write a list – well, a list of last-minute things to do and check before you go.
Check you have everything you need
Look at somewhat to take to uni checklists (a link to mine is here) and see if there is anything you have missed. I also suggest wandering around your house to see if there is anything you use all the time that you are going to want!
The last few things…
You’ve brought almost everything, except for those last few things which are actually quite important. Get those, don’t wait until the day before or the day of moving because it might be sold out as hundreds of other students will have done the something. I know when I started uni, there was literally nothing left in the Tesco Extra home section, all the bedding, utensils and pans were sold out. Or if you know you can live without it, order it to be delivered a few days after you get to uni.
Make a Budget
By now you know everything you need to make a budget sheet. I use an excel sheet to create a budget but then, I love a good spreadsheet! I’m actually going to write a short post on budgeting at university soon, with a budget sheet for you to download, so stay tuned. If you are struggling with this ask a parent, carer, friend or experienced other to help you out.
If you have the space to do it, begin putting things to one side that you want to take with you. This will make it much easier to pack everything when it comes to the actual event. This is pretty easy for me this year as everything I own is either in storage or is coming to university with me.
Momentos …and plants
Okay, so maybe the plants part of this is solely for me. I always like to re-pot any plants that have outgrown their pot over the last year around this time. I also do any ‘gardening’ needed for my indoor plants. But other than that… get any photos, room decorations or other mementoes of home, family and friends made up and ready to use.
Wash your Laundry
If you aren’t lucky enough to have a washing machine in your flat or house, you will be dragging your laundry to who-knows-where to get it washed and chances are it will cost. It may not feel like much but other time it will add up. Make sure that all the clothing you want to take with you to uni is washed and dried ready to be packed. Also, get that dressing gown, any new sets of bedding (so it will still smell like home) and blankets in the wash so they are all clean for uni… then bring them home in the holidays to get washed again!
Friends and Family
Plan in time to see friends and family (of course adhering to appropriate social distancing rules etc.) before you go away. Although it’s not like you are never going to see your friends again, it is really nice to live going to uni having seen your friends who are always filling you with encouragement.
Anything I have forgotten? Drop it in the comments below!
Love Bet x