Moving out is a scary prospect for anyone, especially for me at such a young age, regardless of how excited I’ve been about beginning my new adventure, moving out and starting university, deep down I am a bit nervous. I’m very much a homebody, so moving 4 hours away from all of my friends and family is slightly daunting, but I have been preparing over the past few months, so that the transition is as smooth as possible.
Have a Massive Clear Out
My youngest brother is lucky enough to soon be moving into my room once I move out of it, so I have recently been rifling through my draws and storage boxes clearing out everything that I don’t need, which has been very tricky as you never know when something may come in handy. But when moving out, unfortunately you can’t take everything with you, so in the bin goes the stuff that I haven’t looked at in months. I also find this job is perfect for when I’m feeling anxious as it really takes my mind of things!
Shop for the Essentials Early
When it comes to plates, knives, forks, bedding etc. you want to get hold of that way before your moving in date, so that when you rock up at your flat you don’t have a sudden panic about what you’re going to eat off that evening. It’s also a perfect excuse for a trip to IKEA, my favorite place EVER!
Save, Save and Save Some More
Going to university is something that I have wanted to do since I was about 5, so I knew that as soon as I got a job that’s exactly what I would be putting my money towards. I know student loans are a thing, but I’m one of the unlucky ones who gets a very very small student loan, therefore every penny that I have earned over the past year has gone straight into my university funds, so that I can actually survive come September. I find as well that having a goal in mind that you are saving for, makes saving a lot more enjoyable, and less like a chore.
Pre-Oder Any Medication
I’m lucky enough to not have to take too much medication, but I am asthmatic. One of my triggers can be new places, so of course I need to pre order a bulk of various different inhalers, as the last thing that I want to do is rock up in Leicester and not have an inhaler. Also, girls, pre order any contraception, at least then you are covered for the first couple of months at university, while you find a doctor to sign up to.
Have a Moving Out Box
Or if you’re someone with a lot of stuff, like myself, have multiple moving out boxes. I’ve currently taken up the whole of the counter in the garage with stuff that I will be taking with me to university. It’ll be so much easier when I’m packing up if I can have as much as possible all in the same place.
I’ve never been more excited to start a new chapter in my life than I have this one, yet also nervous. It’s a scary prospect, I won’t lie, I’m currently a mix of emotions, but I just can’t wait to get into the city and get myself to freshers. I can’t wait to keep you all updated on my university experience!
All my love,