College students around the country are beginning to get ready to start university. And for many, this will mean moving into student accommodation for the very first time. If you fit into this category, you might be wondering how best to prepare. Well, there are a couple of things you should consider. Here at Let Pads, we are Preston’s leading student accommodation experts. And we provide a range of high quality, stunning student properties. As a result, we have produced this guide to Preparing to move into student accommodation.
Preparing to move into student accommodation
So, what can you do to prepare for your new life at university? Well there are several things you can do, including:
- learning to budget
- learning to cook some basic meals and do your own laundry
- Preparing to pack
Learning to budget
Moving into student accommodation will give you more freedom than before, but it also comes with more responsibility. You will need to learn to budget money from one student loan payment to the next, paying for rent, food and any utilities that are not included. And that’s before you consider the money for student nights and socializing. Start learning to budget now, and you might not find it as hard when you start university in September.
Learning to cook and do laundry
Learn to cook some basic meals before you go to university so that you can make some cheap but tasty food. This will be particularly important if your budget won’t stretch to take-aways!
Doing your own laundry will also be a necessity. So to make sure you dont shrink your clothes, or die your whites pink, its a good idea to get some practice in now.
Preparing to pack
Finally, you can start to think about packing your belongings. You don’t want to move your whole bedroom, but there are essentials that you will need, as well as items that will make your space more homely. Deciding on what to take earlier, rather than later, can prevent anything necessary from being left behind.
For stunning student accommodation properties across Preston, get in touch today, with the team here at Let Pads.