When to Start Packing for University


Knowing you’ll soon be heading off to university is exciting, but there’s so much to do in the weeks leading up to your departure. As well as completing administrative tasks, you’ll need to say goodbye to your hometown friends. This means packing often gets left to the last minute. Nonetheless, to avoid problems, it’s best to start packing for university reasonably early.

Ideally, Start Packing a Couple Weeks Before You Move

There’s much more to packing than just throwing what you currently have in your bedroom into boxes. For one thing, you may need things you currently don’t own. For this reason, it’s best to give yourself at least two weeks to pack. This will save you a great deal of stress, as you’ll be able to check you have everything you need and purchase whatever you currently lack.

One more advantage of starting early is you’ll be able to take advantage of back-to-school sales. Although some stores may run their sales right up until the first day of the new semester, you need to remember that the most sought-after items will be snapped up early.

If You Can’t Start Packing, Make a Checklist

It may be impossible for you to start packing until just a few days before you set off for university. This could be the case if you have travel plans or you’re just exceptionally busy. Packing right before you leave for university can be risky because it increases the chance you’ll forget something. Avoid this from happening by making a checklist. It’s best to keep the list on your phone, as you can easily add items if something pops into your mind, no matter where you are.

What You’ll Need

Make sure you bring everything you need with you to avoid needing to go shopping as soon as you arrive at your student housing. Either pack or add to your checklist all of the following:



-Laundry supplies


-School supplies

-Electronics (including cables)


-Decorations for your apartment

Acquire Packing Materials

Rather than using cardboard boxes to transport your belongings, pack items in storage containers or trash bags. The advantage of this is you’ll be able to continue using the storage containers when you arrive at your accommodation, such as by putting them under your bed or in your closet. Trash bags are also convenient because they take up no space. If you use cardboard boxes, on the other hand, you’ll need to either throw them out or find somewhere to keep them until you move again.

Before you decide what to take with you to university, you need to know where you’ll be living. There are Kingston student housing rentals at Foundry Mack. We have a range of floor plans, with between one and five bedrooms. All are fully furnished, meaning you only need to bring your personal items. You’ll also have access to many other amenities to make your time at university that much more enjoyable, including an outdoor lounge area with BBQs and a fire pit, study rooms, and lightning-fast fiber internet. Apply today, while we still have spots available.

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