The Ultimate Guide to Packing Boxes for Moving to UniversityJune 4, 2019
If you are finishing up your final year of school and have been offered a place at university, then you are likely already preparing to make the big move. If you have opted for student accommodation then you are probably going to be tight for space, yet it is important that you decorate your room to your liking. This will help you feel at home and also help make the room much brighter. It’s also vital that you pack all the essentials such as clothes, toiletries, books and other day-to-day items. The key trick to making your big move to university as smooth sailing as possible is properly planning your packing boxes.
Making Your Packing Plan
In order to avoid missing anything, you are best to lay out everything you plan to take to university first. This way you can figure out how many bags and boxes you will need to pack it all up. Another trick that first-time-movers are often unaware of is that clothes and other soft items like duvets, blankets and pillows can all be packed in bin bags. As unglamorous as it sounds it saves a lot of space since you can squeeze soft bin bags into tight spaces. What you should have left is all the miscellaneous items such as shoes, accessories, books, lamps, blenders, alarm clocks and so on. Naturally, some of these items will be a lot heavier than others, while some things will need to be packed carefully as they are breakable.
Dividing Up Your Items
The next step is to separate your items into groups for packing. Although it may seem appealing to put all items like for like into piles, i.e. all the books together and all the breakables together. This is not the best way forward. First of all, you need to spread the weight so that you can carry every box without hurting yourself (keep in mind lifting boxes up and down stairs). Secondly, you want to be able to wrap up breakable items in plenty of bubble wrap, so as to avoid any damages. Naturally, this will take up space in your packing boxes so be sure to order enough to hold all of your belongings as well as the extra padding.
Packing Boxes from GVM Facilities
At GVM Facilities, we offer a full range of student move services that have been designed to make moving an enjoyable and stress-free experience. From student removals to student storage to cleaning services, we have plenty of expertise that is sure to help you in your transition. One of our most popular services is our packing boxes. You can purchase our Student Moving Kit for just £25 which includes:
3 x small moving boxes – 12x12x12”
5 x standard moving boxes (multi-depth) – 18x12x12”
2 x archive storage boxes (with separate lids) – 14.5x11x10”
5 metres of bubble wrap
1 x roll of packing tape
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