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Heading to Uni? Why You Should Consider Getting Your Stuff Moved Professionally

Posted on 22nd September 2015

You’ve chosen your university, selected your course, passed your exams and secured your place. Now comes the really hard part. Packing your belongings and moving them halfway across the country. Moving is always stressful, but when that move is also your first time away from home, to a completely new and unknown environment and your first taste of independence, this stress is magnified innumerably. Hiring a professional moving company can completely eradicate this stress, leaving you to get excited about the amazing 3 years ahead of you.


Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of hiring a professional moving company is how easy it will be for you on moving day. No stress, no responsibilities, no worries and no hard work. You can relax into lazy-student mode long before anyone else.

Plenty of space

Heading to uni is probably going to be your first experience of moving home and so you won’t have much prior knowledge on how difficult it is to pack your belongings and fit them into a compact car. More often than not, sacrifices have to be made in order to transport belongings in a single trip. Hiring a professional moving service means you won’t have to leave any of your possessions behind – you’ll have a whole van to safely transport your belongings.


You’ll probably be relying on your parents to help you transport your belongings. This means that your schedule will have to work around theirs and compromises will have to be made. Taking advantage of a service that offers professional university moves means that you can have complete independence from start to finish, you can choose the day you want to move and drive or get the train to your new digs without your parents tagging along.


When packing your belongings, there’s nothing worse than the desperate attempt to locate boxes, bubble wrap and other useful packing materials. By hiring a professional mover, you’ll be supplied with good quality, strong and durable boxes to keep all of your belongings neat and organised.

Have you got…?

Whittles Removals have overseen many uni moves over the years we’ve been in business and we know that every student forgets something important. So we’ve compiled this list of the basics to make sure you’ve bought and packed everything you need ahead of the move:

  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Desk lamp
  • Bin
  • Kitchenware (including can opener, bottle opener, sharp knives, cheese grater, spatula and a colander)
  • Swimwear
  • Gymwear
  • Washing powder
  • Laundry basket
  • Drying rack
  • Hygiene products (shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, hairbrush, moisturiser)
  • First aid items (painkillers, flu tablets, plasters)

Whittles Removals have years of experience in removals and can offer you an efficient and smooth move. Also, available throughout Manchester and Preston, our professional packing service will ensure that all your belongings are safely and logically packed up, so you can find everything you’re looking for with ease when you’ve arrived at your halls or student house. For a quote on our services, contact us here.


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