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Unpacking for university made easy

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Liberty Living are running a competition, #LivingwithLiberty, for their students to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers! To enter, students must like/follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and upload a photo of their room once it is unpacked using the hashtag and tagging us.

We know unpacking can be a task – especially after you’ve gone through all the effort to pack in the first place! But it’s so much better to kick the procrastination and get cracking on it!

So you’ve arrived at your new destination. Now’s not the time to put the kettle on, put your feet up on an unpacked box and watch Hollyoaks. Okay, you can put the kettle on, we’re not monsters. However the fact is when you arrive at your new home, you need to get on with the unpacking, for both reasons of order and peace of mind – as well as ensuring you don’t freak out because you can’t find your passport for enrolment week.

In addition of course, it’s important that you feel at home in your new surroundings. If you’ve not created a feeling of familiarity and comfort, you might not be in the right frame of mind when it comes to starting your first semester. And the fact of the matter is you need to hit the ground running when term time starts.

So an important thing to do when settling in is personalising your room. It’s a big step you’re taking and it’s perfectly normal to feel a little bit homesick so furnish your space with comforting, familiar items such as pictures of family and friends, favourite books or perhaps an item lifted directly from home such as a wall-hanging or bedroom poster!

If it’s been a few weeks and you’re still choosing clothes out of a suitcase, mentally, you’re not going to be prepared for university. It’s much easier to leave if most of your life is still in a box, so give everything a home.

Once you’ve unpacked, it’s important not to instantly turn your accommodation into something resembling the backroom of a charity shop; any Feng Shui expert will tell you that a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind (well we assume that’s what they preach, we’ve not checked to be honest), so think about storage. If you run out of wardrobe and cupboard space, buy a set of those handy storage boxes that stack neatly on top of one another. If you’ve yet to leave home for your new digs, think about how much space is awaiting you and pack accordingly so no logistical nightmares lie ahead.

Now you have your boxes packed and ready to go, all you need to think about is moving them. That’s where Seven Seas Worldwide come in. If you’re moving to a university within the same country, Seven Seas Worldwide has a specific student removals service to help transport your belongings and baggage from A to B, door-to-door. If you have a lot of boxes to transport you can arrange for collection using the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube®, an adaptable container inside a trailer that is brought directly to your home for loading!

On top of this, Seven Seas Worldwide also provide an excellent storage service should you need somewhere to temporarily store your belongings between A and B.

Seven Seas Worldwide has a global network of depots which makes them first choice among international students. Grab a free online quote to see what they can do to make your move to university a little bit easier.

Michael Spicer is a Relocation Expert at Seven Seas Worldwide.

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