Moving Out of University Halls with Store That Self-Storage Canary Wharf

There’s nothing quite like getting the keys to your very first home and making it your own! For many university students, your first year is coming to end and so you will be taking the giant leap from university accommodation to private renting next year. However, moving from university halls into your own home for the first time can come with added stress.

Be Respectful of Neighbours

While it’s likely you will be in a student-dominated area; when you move off campus you must remember you’re no longer in your university bubble. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your new pad. But be respectful of the people around you. We don’t want to sound like your mum; but remember to clean up after yourselves! Keep music and noise to a respectful volume after 11pm and make sure you pre-warn neighbours of any parties to keep yourselves in their good books.

Pay your Bills

Unless you’re one of the lucky people where bills are included in your rent; you will have to pay charges such as water; gas and electric. Work out between you and your housemates how you will pay the bills; this should be divided up between you all and make sure that you pay it at the right time. Ensure you get all this information from your landlord before you move into your new property.

Don’t Forget your TV License

While the chances are you won’t be able to afford SKY TV. TV isn’t free and the sooner you learn that the better! If you plan to watch live TV on a device or even some catch up, you will need to hold a TV license. The only time you are exempt from holding one is when you are watching shows that have been broadcasted i.e. watching 4OD or BBC iPlayer. You can pay it all at once or spread it over quarterly installments. Don’t risk watching TV without one as if you are caught you could end up with a hefty fine of £1000!

Sort your Belongings

Moving house is the perfect time for a sort out! So before you leave your halls, take a look at your wardrobe and drawers and organise what you want to keep and throw away. Consider the room you have available in the new house against your current space. Then see what you will need and what you can throw away. If you’re afraid of tossing items you may need in the future, create a ‘maybe’ pile.

That’s where Store That comes in! During our years in business, we have helped a number of students with their self-storage needs, all the way from moving into their university halls; clearing out their rooms for Easter and moving back out and into student housing. We believe that students come back to Store That because of our secure and affordable storage units. Our units are completely secure with CCTV coverage and 24 hour in-house security and come in a range of sizes, from 20 – 150 sqft.

We also have some drive-up units and sea containers in Canary Wharf available for ease of access.

If you are interested in Store That’s storage units in E14, feel to give us a call on 0207 5151 300 to get a quote.