Getting Prepared For Your Move Into Student Accommodation
Posted: Oct 18, 2020
Living in student accommodation is great. The facilities are modern and comfortable, you’re provided with plenty of opportunities to make friends, and in the case of Be.Accommodation, you even have an onsite caretaker that can be contacted 24/7.
The only thing you have to focus on is moving, which is why we’ve put together this checklist. Take the stress out of moving by ticking off the boxes, and you’ll be settled in no time.
PackingThe first thing you’ll need to do is pack.Your important documentsWhether you’re moving from overseas or interstate, you’ll want to have these on hand.• Your accommodation contract• Key forms of ID, such as a driver's license and passport. It’s a good idea to have photocopies of them as well.• Spare passport photos• Your bank or debit card and bank account information• Your insurance documents
Stay connected with your electronics. Make sure you remember to bring the following:• Chargers for everything, with an adaptor if necessary. Remember an extension cord too!• Your laptop, and its case• Camera: polaroid, film or digital• Hairdryer and other hairstyling equipment
ClothesYou don’t need much, to begin with, but you don’t want to worry about not having enough when you first move in.• Comfortable and appropriate outfits, from shoes to clothes. Pack enough for your first few days.• A bathrobe and nice slippers. If you’re coming in winter, some warm and fluffy ones won’t go astray.• Raincoat, umbrella and some wet weather shoes
ToiletriesBetter safe than sorry!• Shampoo, conditioner, and soap• Deodorant• Medicine, bandages, and band-aids: remember to pack some pain relief tablets• Toothbrush, toothpaste, and lip balm
Upon arrivalYou’ve planned and thought about it, and now the day has arrived. You’ve moved in. What’s next?
Check your inventoryIf this is the first time you’re seeing the property, take your time to inspect it. Once you’ve done that, check the tenancy agreement and the inventory. It should outline everything included in the accommodation, from bed to bedsheets. Once you’ve checked that it’s all there, take some photos. It’s important to have your own record!
The vitalsYour student accommodation will come with all the main necessities you need, but you might like to pick a few more up. Maybe an extra blanket, some more pillows, or some earplugs tickle your fancy.
DecorateAlthough you don’t need to decorate, it certainly helps make the room your own! Photos of family, friends and pets never go astray, nor do posters of your favorite movies.Whether you’re an international student or coming in from a rural area, you’ll feel better once you do.
UnpackIt’s your new home, so treat it as such! Put your clothes into your spacious wardrobe, your suitcase in the wardrobe corner, and your study supplies on your desk. Now’s the perfect opportunity to let your family know you’ve settled, or if time zones mean they’re asleep, you can go and make some new friends.Regardless, enjoy your new space!
I have some questions,/b>Your new move should be fun, not stressful. We hope that we can help make it that way, so if you’d like any help or if you have any questions about Student Accommodation in Sydney, we’re here for you. Feel free to reach us online or over the phone: +61 2 9167 9356. Let’s start the next chapter of your life together!?
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