After weeks and months of planning and waiting, the time has come for you to leave home and move into your new home for the coming year. Whether you’re travelling 2 hours up the motorway, or flying half way around the world, you’ll want to have everything ready to make your move stress-free and to set yourself up for a comfortable and enjoyable year ahead.
So, before you hit the road, take a look at the list below and check you have all of the essentials packed:
1. Important Documents
When moving into your new accommodation, there’s some important documents you will need with you. Be sure to have copies of any correspondence with the university and/or Host, your university acceptance letters, as well as any loan and guarantor documents. You should also have the following items handy:
Photo id: Not only will you need identification for moving in, you’ll also need photo id to gain entry into the pubs, clubs and bars within the city – without it you’ll likely be turned away.
Financial information: Pack your debit card and any online banking information you need to be able to access your money and bank account(s) – you won’t want to be left in on your own with no spending money while all of your friends are out enjoying themselves.
It might sound obvious to pack clothes, but the last thing you want to forget is your best party dress or suit for the fresher’s ball! So, as well as packing all of the essential day-to-day clothes, here’s some extras to put in your suitcase:
A warm coat: After all, the UK isn’t best known for its tropical temperatures.
Party wear: University isn’t all about lectures and studying so bring some formal party clothes and your fancy dress costume, and be sure to let your hair down now and then.
Comfortable shoes: For walking to and from lectures – you’ll be particularly grateful of them after a late night of dancing.
An umbrella: OK, not quite clothes, but still an essential wardrobe item when living in the UK – you never know when it might rain.
3. Home essentials
Although some essentials will be provided in your new home, there are some items you should bring with you.
Bed linen: Duvet, pillows, bed sheets, etc. – you’ll be glad to come back to a comfortable bed after busy days studying and late nights socialising.
Toiletries: Typical wash stuff; shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste… you get the idea, everything you need to stay fresh and clean.
Kitchenware: From cutlery and crockery to glasses and oven trays, pack the essentials needed to cook and eat a homemade dinner.
Moving into a new place doesn’t have to be all about the boring, essential things, add some excitement and give your new home that personal touch. Here’s how:
Games: From card games to board games, bring along some games to play with others and have fun; it will help break the ice with your fellow flatmates.
Photos: Put up photos in your room so you have some familiar faces and places in your new surroundings – this will make you feel at home in no time.
Speakers: Listening to music is a great way to unwind and relax after a busy day, and is perfect for getting in the party mood before you hit the town for the night.
Here at Host Wembley all our rooms have a purpose built study area as standard and our students are able to take advantage of our clean and airy communal study areas. To find out how you can join our thriving student community please contact us today on 0203 475 5952 to arrange a viewing.