Tips for Moving into your Student Accommodation
Moving into student accommodation is an exciting but also stressful event!
Whether you are relocating to the UK from abroad or whether you are relocating from another City to study in Manchester or Salford, there is so much to prepare in advance. So to take the stress off you and to help you make your move into your new student house and flat go smoothly, we have prepared a “moving into a student house checklist”!
Moving into your Student House
Here is a list of things to pack to make you new student house feel homely:
- Personal belongings – clothes, shoes, accessories
- Bed linen – sheets, blankets, pillow and pillow cases. We also recommend you bring your own mattress protector – it just makes it that little bit more comfortable and homely!
- Cleaning utensils – detergents, soap, dish washing liquid
- Toiletries – bath towels, hand towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, electric shaver and shaving cream, cosmetics, hair products, make up, toothpaste and a toothbrush
- Kitchen utensils & cutlery – pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, etc.
- Electronics – Microwave, toaster, kettle. Most student landlords now provide these goods so you don’t have to worry about them. However, we recommend you double check before your big moving date!
Tip: It’s always helpful to speak to your flat mates first to discuss who brings what and whether you want to share certain kitchen appliances – there really isn’t a need for three toasters and 3 kettles in one household.
Things to Do When Moving into Student Accommodation
Here is a list of the things to do when moving into your student accommodation:
- Arrange your internet provider – unless your landlord provides this for you
- Put the bills of the utilities in your name and discuss with your flat mates how you will sort this out.
- Get a TV license if you have a TV in your house – it is still cheaper than the fine.
- Make sure you fill in and return the inventory! This will minimize any confusion and reduce disputes over your deposit at the end of your tenancy!
- Get an insurance for your personal belongings! We highly recommend your cover your personal belongings as the number of burglaries and thefts in student houses has been rising and your landlord’s insurance will not cover your personal possessions.
- Find the switches of the water, gas and electricity. In emergency situations (hopefully they won’t occur) you’ll be able to react quickly. Make sure the alarms work and test them every once in a while to make sure the batteries aren’t dead.
- Set up a cleaning schedule between your flat mates to ensure the house stays in a good stated throughout your tenancy. You can create a simple cleaning plan for the common areas and take turns every week, for example.
Did we miss anything on our moving list that you think may be helpful to other students moving into student accommodation? Contact us today to share your your ideas.