Essentials to do Before Uni

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Happy Sunday Everyone!

If you didn't know already (you may know from reading yesterday's post), I had my last day at work yesterday. After three years there, it's finally time to move on with my life. For most of this year I've been completely stuck in a rut not knowing what I want to do and just having loads of interested that I didn't know what to do with. I had ideal worlds which including me getting a new job and working my way up (possibly in the travel industry), getting into a drama school, auditioning for roles and getting into theatre that way, travelling the world, becoming a full-time blogger and getting my own house, etc. No matter how hard I tried in whatever direction, something just wasn't quite right. I'm only 19 so I don't feel like I should be suddenly deciding on a full-time career and lifestyle right now! I want to explore my interests in drama and travel and see where they take me so eventually I decided it was time for me to apply to university and now my whole life is about to change!

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This time next week, I will have spent my first night in my new home. I have the week off this week. I've left my job so I no longer have that to worry about so I literally have this week to relax a little. Meet some friends, do some exercise, blog, and read my book. (I'm currently reading Winter by Marissa Meyer, part 4 of the Lunar chronicles, and I'm loving it! I definitely recommend you give them a read if you haven't done already!) Of course I have to pack and get everything ready for the big move on Saturday morning. It's a three and a half hour drive, not including breaks, so I don't want to be leaving anything I need behind. A lot of organising it going to be going on this week, which is good because it helps clear my head. That said, I wanted to do a little list of the essentials that I need to get done.

ESSENTIALS TO DO BEFORE MOVING TO UNIVERSITY

In my week off, here's everything I need to do:

Organise my days - Make sure I have plenty of time to get everything done and figure out what needs to be done on what day and by when!

Write and check over lists - I already wrote a long list of everything I need to take with me. Now it's time to start making sure everything is packed I need to check over everything to make sure I've got it. I need to also write a list of everything that I use in my bedroom at the moment that I need to take with me (including my laptop, mirror and lamp).

Plan Route - As I said, it's a long journey so, although I will be following my Dad down in my own car, I need to have a back up plan and printed off routes just in case I lose him. It will also help me get to know the area a bit more for when I need to come home on my own.

Print off important documents - I am moving straight into student housing so, just in case, I need to print off my housing contract. I will also need to print of my student finance details and car insurance/break down cover information. All this will then be stored away in a folder in my room but at least I've got it for when I need it. I am hopefully getting my timetable and reading list soon so printing those off would be a good idea. (I like having things printed off, good job I'm taking a printer with me!)

Sort a TV license out - Both me and one of my housemates are taking our TVs because I don't think we are given one. To watch IPlayer and, legally, netflix I need to have a TV license so all this needs to be sorted out!

Plan Freshers - I already have a rough guide of what nights I want to go out but I still need to buy tickets and costumes for the themed night. I must admit, I do already have my 80s roller disco costume sorted (neon tutu, leg warmers and jewelry, and a "Choose Life" t-shirt)!

Get all my clothes washed - Just like when you're going on holiday, you only wear the clothes you're not bothered about up until you go. This will be a little more difficult as I will be wearing my normal clothes when I'm here and when I'm there and I'll still need to take what I wear this week with me. I need to have a rough idea what I want to wear for my first week so I can get that washed before I go instead of having to wait a while to do a full load of washing.

Other things to do include getting started on my reading list and selling unwanted stuff on the online carboots or on ebay so I can earn a little bit of money before I go! I have already started one book on my reading list but I've not got that far so I need to set some proper time to carry on with it!

Of course I still need to PACK CLOTHES AND EVERYTHING ELSE which I think will be a gradual thing over the week.

I can't wait to start a fresh new life and lifestyle. Here's to the future!

- KC xx

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25 comments

  1. Good luck with going to uni - I really hope you enjoy every moment of it :) x

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  2. You're getting organised! I never went to uni but I think it's a great experience really for people to get use to moving out and living alone x

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  3. I didn't go to uni but wish I had - even if it was just for the social life :-) Good Luck! x

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  4. Good for you making a new start! I hope you have a fab time and find your new direction!

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  5. Good luck with your new start at university. I didn't move out when I went so I didn't get quite the same experience. x

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  6. checklists was the number one thing i did before i moved to uni. without it, i would have brought my whole room haha

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  7. Great that you have a plan in place! Uni life is the best!

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  8. Planning freshers was one of the very first things I did ha x

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  9. Good luck with Uni, work hard and play hard and it should be amazing.

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  10. God I miss Uni so much! You are so lucky so enjoy every moment and good luck with your chosen course. Oh and don't worry about not having it all figured out, i'm 29 and I'm still not sure I know what I want to be when I "grow up" xx

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  11. The TV licence is also what I need to sort out now before my class starts.

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  12. Have fun! I packed my son off to uni yesterday for his second year but it's so much easier and nerve wracking starting a new year when you are not a fresher

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  13. Great check list, there is always lots to prepare and buy before going to uni.

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  14. Sounds like a busy week but the good thing is you have a plan in place of what you would like to achieve. I recommend using g Facebook to sell items. It's a quick process and u don't have fees or postage to pay!

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  15. Really useful list - I remember packing up for uni many years ago. There is so much to remember!

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  16. Well done to leaving your job and following your dreams. I wish I could pack in work and do blogging full time. If only I was earning enough.

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  17. You'll love Uni! My mummy did a degree and a masters and found it such a great experience. Great tips...people always forget about TV licenses!!

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  18. I wish I had a list like this when my daughter started last year! It would have made life so much easier. Good luck at Uni xx

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  19. Good luck with everything! I never went to uni so I don't have any advice x

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  20. Really helpful tips. I know a lot of my friends struggled when they started uni.

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  21. Good luck with uni, I'm sure you will do great and it's such an experience... Enjoy it! xx

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  22. Good luck! All I can say is that you should take on any opportunity you can!

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  23. These are wonderful tips! I seriously love them all - Good luck with school dear!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  24. Good on you for being so organised and I'm sure your tips will help other soon to be students xxx

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  25. Have a great time at uni! A good plan for freshers is a MUST!

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