Times are hard and busy enough as a student without having to worry about the end of a semester and moving out of term time accommodation. With exams to study for, coursework to complete and that all important social life which involves keeping up appearances, it’s likely that preparing to move out isn’t going to be at the forefront of every student mind. With so much to do, it’s going to be difficult to find the time and the effort to begin packing, calling up removal companies etc., but if know what to do and had some tips to steer you in the right direction, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to juggle everything at once. Use this foolproof advice to help get you started and on your way to a quick and easy end of term removal process.
1. Get the advice of your academic institution.
If your university is making you vacate your room at the end of every academic term, chances are that they’ll have some sort of removal service or a list of cheap companies for students to use to help you get you started with your research. So visit the reception of your student accommodation facility and get a list of some moving companies, begin calling some of them up and then create a shortlist of possible companies you’d like to proceed with.
2. Man and van in London.
Man and van hire can provide you with a great alternative from the usual big name specialist companies. These services are great for students and will more often than not provide you with a cheap and cheerful service and are absolutely perfect if you don’t have a whole heap of stuff that you need taking with you. Make sure that you do your homework before you go booking with any company, compare prices and ask for a reference list so that you can be sure that you’re making the right choice.
3. Get plenty of packing materials and supplies to secure your items for the move.
As a student, it’s unlikely that you’re going to be moving any large, heavy items of furniture. Your student accommodation should have all the necessary bits of furniture you need, so in all likelihood, any additional items you bring aren’t going to take long to package up. If you’ve brought along a television, DVD player, laptop, then these need to be securely wrapped up and secured for the move. Get yourself plenty of foam wrap, wrap around your electronic items to give them plenty of padding and them box them up so that they’re readied for the move. It’s a good idea to put labels on boxes, so that when you or the team from the company you hire begin loading up the van, your boxes can be arranged to give them more security and protection and special care can be taken when handling certain items.
4. Make sure that you know exactly what you’re paying for.
Don’t let the company you book with take you for a ride and think that they can take advantage of you just because you’re a student. The best way to prevent this from happening is when you’re making your calls, ask plenty of questions, not only to see whether or not they’re the right company for you, but also to see if you’ll be paying for any additional add on services you weren’t aware about. If you do want to hire multiple services from the same company, be sure to ask for any discounts or deals they might have on offer.