Summer holidays are great when you’re in full-time education. The weather is the best it’s going to be all year and there are no lectures, seminars, tests or exams – just weeks of sunshine (if you’re lucky), getting up late and going to bed even later.
The only problem is… before you get to any of that, you have to pack up all your possessions and fit them all in a car to take them home, knowing they’re going to sit in your parents’ garage, unused until you pack them all up again to take back to your new accommodation in September.
Although you’ll probably want to spend your spare time during those last couple of weeks seeing friends and getting your last fix of Hull’s famous chip spice before heading back home, try to set some time aside to prepare. It’ll make everything a lot quicker and easier when you’re loading up the car.
Get your room nice and tidy, it’ll make it much easier to go through all of your stuff and see what you need. Start with the notepads you’ve amassed through the year and either file your notes or throw them out. Decide whether there are any textbooks you no longer need too – they were expensive and there’s a huge market for second-hand ones, so you may as well get some of your money back.
When it comes to clothes, firstly don’t take home a load of dirty laundry! Your family will want to see you when you get back home, not stinky socks and goodness knows what else. Then be honest, are there things you’re not going to wear again? If so, save time and car space by throwing or giving it away now. Any furniture and homewares, you’re probably going to want to keep, but if you can do without your bedside table or chest of drawers for a few days, get it emptied out now so you’re good to go on moving day.
Rather than hauling everything home, consider packing things away in a storage unit, it might sound indulgent, but it’s probably a lot cheaper than you think and be the answer to making life a lot simpler in that final week.
You can leave those things you know you won’t need over the summer (we won’t tell if that includes the books you’re meant to be reading!) and make it much easier when it’s time to come back. Our storage units come in a range of sizes, so it might not be as expensive as you think and you could even share one with a friend.
With 50% off your storage for up to 4 weeks, our storage solutions are the perfect option for the summer holidays.
Whether it’s short or long-term self-storage you need, our two state-of-the-art storage facilities in Hull and Beverley offer convenient and safe solutions tailored to your individual needs.
We’ve made storing your items simple and easy. With free 24-hour access, we’re unique in that every single room at Store More is individually alarmed and can only be accessed by inputting your unique pin code. We also sell strong dedicated storage boxes so you can be even more organised.
A family-run, SSA approved business, we will match any cheaper quote and we’re offering your first eight weeks storage half-price. Pop in to have a look around, drop us an email or give us a call.