Professionals can help make moving after a semester easier. (photo courtesy of Grace Bailey)

By Grace Bailey, Guest Blogger

When returning to university for a new year of studying (and partying), a student will have many personal possessions that they will want to take with them. Academic books, folders that contain journals and a comfy computer chair are examples of such. Other items of furniture might be taken with them which have been at their parent’s house during the summer, such as a bed. If a student previously lived in halls of residences, they will have to share with other students. As furniture isn’t always provided by landlords in private accommodation, a student will have to take it with them.

Professionals can help make moving after a semester easier. (photo courtesy of Grace Bailey)

If you’re about to move back to the city that your university is in, you should choose a company that specializes in student removals. It doesn’t matter if you own the aforementioned or other items of furniture. This is because a removal company can transport these and other personal possessions. Although you could ask your family or friends to help who live in your hometown, a removal company can provide professionally trained people that have moved other students before.

During your academic studies, you should try and make savings wherever possible. Here’s what to consider when searching around for a removal company that can help students with moving:

–          Quote

Just like when shopping around at various supermarkets to save money on a weekly grocery bill, quotes should be obtained from several removal companies. By acquiring multiple quotes, a removal truck which adheres to your budget can be chosen.

–          Know what to take

If you take items which aren’t needed to where you will be living, you will spend money unnecessarily on a larger moving truck. When several items of furniture will be taken but these will be at the house that you’ll be living in, more money is spent on moving them. This is because a larger van will have to be hired for transporting furniture. By sorting through all of your personal possessions and deciding whether it can stay at your parent’s home, items which aren’t needed won’t be taken at all.

–          Provide an exact address

By providing the address of where you will be living during your second or third year of university, a removal company can provide a more accurate quote. For example, if you currently reside in Hampshire and will be living in Richmond (Surrey) a removal company won’t get stuck in London’s traffic. Therefore, their quote can be less because they won’t spend as long on travelling through the busy streets of London.

–          Boxes

A removal company might provide cardboard boxes for a small fee. If you don’t want to collect them yourself, this option is very convenient. As a removal company can provide cardboard boxes before you are due to return to your university studies, you can continue spending time with friends. However, if you want to save money wherever you can, you could get boxes yourself. Supermarkets and off licences can give away cardboard boxes which they don’t want any more free of charge. By asking stores which are near to where you live, you could acquire many boxes and not have to pay a removal company for providing them.

Although moving can be stressful, there are many steps which can be taken to minimalize inconvenience. You don’t have to use a lot of money from your student loan on hiring a removal company because this advice can reduce how much you’ll have to pay. In fact, you could spend less than you thought you’d have to.

You can read more tips on how to get rid of unwanted items before your move.


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