So, you’ve found your ideal accommodation in Lincoln, be it a student house or a lovely apartment.

You and your friends are all excited to start your new adventure together, so here are some tips to help you have a smooth transition from home to student accommodation.

Sort things out in advance
There are certain things that can be sorted out before you even arrive at your new house. Things like deciding who will have which room, who is going to take charge of the bills and getting insurance can all be done before the actual day of moving. Talk to your new housemates and make a plan. You don’t want to be spending your first few days scrabbling to sort out all the boring admin essentials!

Bring only what you need
Packing for university can seem like a big deal. You’ve probably accumulated a lot of things over the years but they might not all fit into your student accommodation, you probably won’t need a lot of them! While its important to make sure you have everything you need, you’re not going to the moon, you will be able to buy a lot of the everyday things that you will need like food and toiletries when you get there.Make sure you can carry everything if you’re coming on the train, or that you can fit it all in the car if coming by road.

Check what is provided
There’s no point in forking out for a brand new toaster and microwave only to arrive at your new student let and realise there is already one there. Your landlord should be able to tell you what is provided. If you are renting with City Lets Lincoln you won’t need to purchase appliances. However you will need to bring your own bedding, crockery, cutlery, kitchen equipment, towels, etc.

Be respectful of your fellow housemates
You may all have been friends when you agreed to move in together, but whatever the case you will be living in close quarters for the rest of the academic year. You may want to decide on house rules that everyone will stick to, to keep things running smoothly, or just go with the flow. Whatever you decide, we hope you have a great time living in Lincoln, studying at the university and enjoying everything this city has to offer.

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