With the academic year nearing to an end, many of you will either be moving out of halls and into your first student house or entering into another year of student house swapping. Whichever category you fall into, when moving on to bigger and better pastures, it pays to be organised so as to avoid incurring any fines from your halls/landlords. Below are a few things to bear in mind when attempting to pack your life into boxes far too small 😉 .
Any unwanted belongings?
You may find that you have accumulated rather more items than you need or use, but fear not, we have the solution! Rather than throwing away things, why not donate them instead? After all they do say that one person’s rubbish is another’s treasure!
The British Heart Foundation are collecting any unwanted items that you may have right across Manchester. If you are living in halls then you should be given a donation bag soon and will be able to drop off your donation at a variety of university accommodation sites, just look for the blue containers which say “Give It … Don’t Bin It”. You can donate anything from clothes & books to CDs and kitchenware.
For more info click here.
If you’re not living in halls any more and are living in private accommodation, then you can still donate your unwanted items to any local British Heart Foundation shop. You can find your nearest shop here.
Any unwanted food?
From the 27th May – 9th June you can donate any unwanted tins or non-perishable foods to the student food collection in conjunction with Manchester Student Kitchen and Fallowfield Foodshare. Help support your community and do your bit for the environment by keeping things out of landfill sites and donate today!
To find out where you can donate your unwanted food click here.
Want to get your deposit back?
If you’ll be leaving your rented property at the end of the month, then be sure to check out Manchester Student Homes’ top tips on how to ensure you get your deposits back and to avoid unnecessary fines. These include making sure you thoroughly clean the property before you leave and making sure you haven’t left any items behind.
If your contact for your student house doesn’t start until July or September and you have a fair few tomes acquired from your course and don’t fancy lugging them back on the train home, then there are a multitude of companies which provide student storage over the summer months including:
FlexiStore (University recommended)
If you need help with moving your stuff then Nicks Removals Manchester offers University of Manchester students 20% off removal services (simply quote UoM Student Discounts).
Manchester City Council
If you are living in a shared student house or flat be wary of what you try to throw away when leaving as certain items cannot be removed by the council. To find out what you can recycle and throw away check out their website.