You have worked hard and are now ready to go to university! Congratulations!
It is not an easy transition to move from your home to student housing. You will experience many changes, even if they are all the same. There will be lots to learn about your move into off-campus housing or halls.
It can be difficult to move to university. But don’t worry, we’ve put together our top tips for moving into student accommodation i.e. Iglu. Below is our complete guide.
1. See What’s Included
Ask the accommodation office for details about the appliances in your apartment. There are many accommodations that differ in the number of appliances and room facilities. Consider sharing spaces as well as your private space. Take a list of the things you need and make sure you have it with you.
2. Talk To Your Flatmates
Although you may have already begun to talk to your flatmates, have you ever discussed the details of what you bring to uni and what you are willing to share with them? These conversations will be a great way to get your roommate relationship off the ground.
Talk to your flatmates about kitchen appliances, cleaning products, and other household items. Talk to your flatmates about what you are bringing, what you share, and what you will need to buy on your own once you arrive. We have put together a list of things to think about, including:
- Plates and bowls that can be microwaved
- Mugs and glasses
There are multiple pots and pans to choose from
- Food containers that can be reused
- Cleaning supplies
- Clothes hangers
- Toilet brush
3. Pay Attention To The Inventory
It’s easy to forget about the inventory and just start unpacking. However, it is important that you pay attention to the inventory. You will receive an inventory at the start of every tenancy, regardless of whether you are in student accommodation or off-campus housing.
This inventory is crucial according to the Uni Guide. It’s used by the Uni Guide to determine if you should receive your full deposit back after you move out. You shouldn’t have to pay for repairs if something is already damaged.
You should take stock of all things, including white goods like the refrigerator and washing machine, as well as any bumps, holes, and scrapes that may be found on the walls. You can also take photos or record a video to keep track of everything, in case it happens again.
4. Do Not Forget The Aesthetics
Decorating your uni room is an important part of creating a homely atmosphere. You don’t have to hang pictures on the walls, but there are many ways to express your personality. You will need to measure the space of your room and determine the dimensions of the bedding. Next, you will need two sheets, two sets of sheets, and a duvet cover.
How to decorate on a tight budget. Save the Students offers many ideas to make your room unique and affordable. They suggest:
Lamps are a great way of giving off a softer light and are ideal for creating a relaxed study environment.
For romantic touches, fairy lights are a great option (especially for long winter nights).
Wall tapestries are an affordable way to make a statement.
You can brighten up any space with plants, real or fake.