Moving into a new place can be stressful: there’s so much to plan, pack and think about, and it’s easy for things to get forgotten. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist for you – we hope it’ll make your move into your new student accommodation in Sydney just that bit easier.
Make sure you pack everything vital, including:
Your important documents
These are especially important for international students.
- Your accommodation contract
- Your passport, a photocopy of your passport and spare passport photos
- Extra forms of ID, such as driver licenses
- Your bank card and bank account information
- Your insurance documents
From cameras to cables, you don’t want to forget a thing.
- Chargers, with an adaptor, if necessary
- Your laptop
- Extension cord
You can buy more later, but make sure you have the basics.
- Comfortable shoes and clothes: enough to wear for your first few days
- A bathrobe
- Workout gear
- Raincoat and umbrella
Have a few of these on hand.
- Soap and shampoo
- Medicine, bandages and band-aids
- Toothbrush, toothpaste and lip balm
Once you’re there
You’re ready to move in to your student accommodation in Sydney, but what do you do once you’re there?
Check your inventory
Each tenancy comes with an inventory that outlines everything included in the accommodation. This can range from washing machines to washing lines, but no matter what your inventory has, you should check and check it twice.
Our top tip: take photos. It’s important to have your own record!
Take notes of anything you’ll need to buy. If it’s winter, you may like to pick up an extra blanket, or some more pillows. You might like some earplugs or a wall mirror.
Now that you know what you need for the room, think about what you’d like. You’ll be there for a while, so you may as well make it cosy. Consider putting up some photos of your family and friends, or a poster of your favourite movie.
Once you’ve done all those things, you’ll be ready to unpack! Put those clothes in the wardrobe, your study supplies on your desk, and your suitcase in the corner. Welcome to your new home!
I have some questions
Moving into a new place can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’d like some help, or if you have any questions about student accommodation in Sydney, we’re here for you. Feel free to reach us online or over the phone: +61 2 9167 9356.