4 Easy Ways To Get Your Stuff To University
The months leading up to starting university is a pretty exciting time. You’re a step away from starting a whole new chapter in your life. Living away from home and truly being in charge of your own life will give you your first true taste of independence and freedom, and you’ll gain so much life experience along the way.
Before all of the good stuff starts, however, you do (unfortunately) have the task of packing up your stuff for university and, eventually, moving all of it to your new home on campus. Packing up all of your worldly possessions and moving it from A to B is no easy task to undertake, but it has to be done.
It’s definitely a daunting thought, but thankfully, the whole process of moving your stuff to university really doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sounds. Here are a few surprisingly easy ways to transport all of your important possessions from your home to university at the beginning of the academic year.
1. Transport by car
One of the most obvious ways of transporting all of your stuff to university is, of course, by hauling all of it into the trunk of your car and driving it (and yourself) to your new home on campus. If you don’t drive, you might be able to convince your parents if you ask them nicely…
However, this method of transportation isn’t always going to be feasible for everyone moving to university. After all, not everyone has access to a car and a tank full of fuel to drive the whole way to university with an abundance of luggage in tow. Not to mention the fact that everything you need to bring with may not fit into the car all at once, which could result in two or three round trips. The following suggestions lend themselves as a few welcomed alternatives for transporting all of your stuff to university.
2. Use a student shipping company
Did you know? There are companies out there who quite literally dedicate themselves to shipping students’ belongings to and from university in order to make the whole transition as smooth as possible. Uni Baggage offers a convenient student shipping service that provides super fast and affordable luggage shipping services to and from universities all across the UK and to over 200 countries worldwide.
By sending your stuff with a student shipping company, you won’t have to worry about carrying heavy bags with you on public transport or the expense of paying for excess hold luggage on flights. It’s all taken care of for you, all you have to worry about is getting yourself there!
3. Use a courier for small items
If you’re able to transport most of your belongings yourself, but find that you are lacking in additional space for bulky items such as textbooks and bedding; you might want to avail of a cost-effective courier service. You’ll pay for your parcel based on its size, meaning if you’re only sending a handful of small items, it won’t cost very much at all and it will save you a ton of space in your luggage - which is particularly helpful if you’re getting on a flight and have weight restrictions to worry about.
4. Send larger items with a pallet company
If you find yourself needing to bring larger items to university and are feeling totally stumped as to how to get them there - using a pallet company might be the best option for you. Hear us out.
Items such as bicycles, furniture or even large kitchen appliances (if your student accommodation doesn’t already facilitate it) are far too hefty to transport by car and can work out surprisingly expensive if sent through traditional courier companies or removals companies.
That’s where pallet companies come in! Although not the go-to idea for getting your stuff to university, sending larger items this way can be extremely cost effective and saves you from all of the hassle of doing it yourself.
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