How to move into new uni accommodation stress-free

Students with boxes

Are you moving for university? If so, congratulations! It's an exciting time in your life as you take your first steps into adulthood. But it can also be a bit stressful, especially if you're still facing the challenge of packing.  

If your moving day is around the corner and you're still sitting with half-packed bags and a mountain of stress, we've got you covered. Give these tips a go for a stress-free move. 

Prioritise your time 

There is always enough time to get things done if your planning is on point. Make a list of everything you need to do, from decluttering to deep cleaning your room before moving. Having a task list is the easiest way to keep a disorganised mind on track and prioritise tasks in order of importance. 

Get serious about decluttering 

Packing can be stressful if you’re facing a small mountain of items, but chances are you only use about half of them. Decluttering can scale down your mountain of clutter, free up space and save what matters. If you haven’t worn or used an item in over two years, it may be time to let it go.   

Ask for help 

If you’re facing a time crunch with a to-do list as long as your arm, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Get friends and family involved whether you need help with decluttering, packing efficiently to maximise space (mums are great with this!), giving the space a deep clean or transporting your belongings. Many hands make light work! 

Stay organised 

Having boss-like organisation skills is the key to a stress-free move. Carefully label your boxes for uni, storage or donation, keep important documents, such as student registration, medical and personal documents in an easily locatable place and ensure that you have a plan of action for the big day. 

Invest in extra space 

Whether moving into a shared space or a small studio apartment, space may not be on your side. Student storage allows you to store everything from cherished childhood possessions to sporting equipment your new living quarters simply can't accommodate. 

Get some sleep 

That may sound like a no-brainer, but with all the excitement and nerves that come with moving, it can be easy to let stress destroy your rest. When you're well-rested, you'll think more clearly, make better decisions, and have the energy needed to get through the long day of moving and unpacking. 

Whether you need quality packaging materials, a trustworthy removals service, or extra room to store excess items, Len's Self Storage is your one-stop solution. To learn more about our affordable student storage solutions in Edinburgh and Glasgow, pop into your nearest facility or request a free quote online