The end of the academic year is on the horizon, the long days and nights of hitting the books, partying hard, living off Pot Noodles, the joy and sadness of making and breaking relationships will soon be behind you.
OK that's enough about the faculty already ! and on to you students.
It's time to move out of the Halls of Residence or your digs and get your stuff moved to your parents place or in to storage.
Here are a few pointers to make this somewhat daunting task easier.
Number ONE: Book your Transport Provider well in advance; this is one of our busiest times, last year we had to refuse loads of last minute student jobs.
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Do: Start asking/Tweeting around to see if anyone is moving their stuff to the same Town or City as you and split the cost.
Don't: Pack your gear into black bin liners they split open without provocation, invest in some quality packing boxes team up, with your mates and buy in bulk to keep the cost down. I recommend Boxes 2 Move they are doing a special student deal right now. http://www.boxes2move.com/
Do: Take a picture of the contents of each box with your phone, then seal and label them. If you then tag the photo you’ve taken with the label on the box, you’ll know exactly what is in each box and you can unpack in an efficient and orderly way. Even though it might seem like a hassle at the one end, it will save you a lot of time at the other.
Don't: Leave your packing to the last minute, pack up as much as you can in the days before your departure just leave the bare essentials for the big day. Trying to do a full pack the morning after the farewell party would be a nightmare.
Do: Pack your valuables separately and keep a close eye on them particularly if you are moving out of halls on the last day as this is a very busy and confusing time. Get your driver to lock any such items in the front of the vehicle before loading starts. Our drivers are instructed to make sure that there is always someone by the vehicle whilst it is being loaded, fragile items should be loaded last.
Don't: Overload the boxes particularly with books, keep the weight down to around 15 Kg per box. We would rather handle 30 boxes at 15Kg than 15 at 30 Kg.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
To those of you graduating this year all the best for the future, to those who are returning have a great summer .