Moving Away for Uni: Key Tips on How To Pack For University

Student Moving Boxes

It’s about that time of year again where students are making their way to University after being stuck at home during the pandemic and, here at JB Packaging, we’ve helped plenty of students make the big move. If you’re just starting at your new home for the next three (or more!) years but are having trouble getting everything packed there’s no need to worry. We’re going to give you all the tips you need to make heading to Uni easier than you could’ve ever imagined.

We know you’re busy and have got packing to do, so continue reading to learn 4 top tips on how to pack for university and maximise your space!

Pack in Stages

Instead of trying to pack everything at once, start packing early. It will reduce the likelihood of having to rush at the last second risking leaving something that you need behind – especially if you’re venturing out far away from home.

The reason you want to pack in stages is so that you can take your time to pack everything properly. When you rush through packing, you could end up breaking something and have to purchase it again once you reach University.

Pack Like-Items Together

The last thing that you’re going to want to do after a long day of travelling is being stuck in your room unpacking for hours. That’s why when you’re packing some of the best advice that we can give to you is to pack like-items together.

Group together kitchen utensils, clothing, books and stationery, toiletries, etc. You’ll thank us later!

Purchase Space Organisers

When you get to University, you’ll want to make the most of the space that you have. The best way to use the space that you’ve been given wisely is to make use of a space organiser.

Organisers give you the extra space that you need, such as a hanging shoe rack in your wardrobe, or clothing cubes under your bed. You may also want to consider storage for pots and pans that you’ve brought from home to cook all of your meals, though hopefully there’ll be space in your kitchen for this.

Gather Packing Supplies

The first thing you need to do before you’re able to begin packing is to gather your packing supplies. You’ll probably find yourself with delicate items, such as lamps, photo frames or home comforts you wish to take with you. With our student moving kit, you’re going to get the boxes, tape, and bubble wrap to help transport your belongings safely and securely.

Again, make sure to group things in categories, such as kitchen, clothing and toiletries, making it much easier to unpack and quicker for you to get socialising. Oh, and don’t forget to keep our Student Moving Kit boxes to help you move out again at the end of the year!

How to Pack For University?

If you’d like more help with your move to University, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at JB Packaging. For those of you who are looking for sturdy and secure packaging to transport a specific item, such as art or international students, take a look at our Made to Measure Cardboard Boxes. From paintings to unusually sized items, we are able to create the perfect box for your needs. Call us today on 01733 866 495 for more information.