April 09, 2014

5 Tips: Moving Out For The First Time!

Recently I noticed that I have moved house more times than I could count on both hands. I moved to England when I was 15 from South Africa which meant moving our whole life and belonging with us. We decided to start afresh with most things and only bring the essentials, we still managed to bring 18 suitcases though between 4 of us. I hated having to give away all my things but at the end of the day it was just things and we got to start afresh in a new school, place, home and now I have a degree in photography that I defiantly would not have if we decided to stay. So moving this much has had a huge impact on my life, negative maybe but I see it as a positive. Here are a few of my own tips to help you when you decide to move house, go to university away from home or even sharing a house with friends. 

  1. Clear out all the junk that you know you don't need because you have gone for years without realising you have it stored away in your cupboard or under your bed. Start your new space with a positive vibe by not bringing all your junk with you to just place it in a different room.
  2. house sharing? Make sure you are willing to share out chores, clean up after yourself, save electric and make it a happy home for all living with you. House rules are essential to keep everyone happy by knowing what you need to do to help the house.
  3. You definitely need to realise when you are a student that there may not be a lot of money available after bills. Try budget every week to feed yourself and keep yourself out of huge amounts of over drafts. I did it and regret having a over draft when finishing university. You defiantly have a fun time at university, i really enjoyed my time at uni. Learn to budget and it can help to smooth out all those house bills and leave you with some extra for food rather than plan old pasta every night.
  4. cut down on boxes by using washing baskets and any storage you can find. Clean your house before you move in if you can because that creates extra stress on the day of the move. Roll your clothes into tight rolls to save on space to pack in more of your wardrobe. Take photos of your new room before you add any of your stuff into it, any damage take photos of it too in case you get blamed and loose your deposit.
  5. Budget on what you spend on food, clothes, home ware and other things otherwise until you have your own space you don't realise how much things cost. Food is expensive so plan meals for as many nights as you can and don't let food go to waste. make shopping lists and try stick to them. Keep a calendar and make chores for yourself, keeping your space clean will make you feel better about your own room/home. 
Are you planning on moving soon?



  1. Great post, some really helpful tips. I definitely agree about budgeting - I am coming to the end of my second year at university, and things are tight! x


    1. I remember having no money when I was a student things get tight for sure! xx<3

  2. great tips! x

  3. Thank you for the tips. I'm moving out for the first time this year!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  4. Excellent tips I love all the suggestions and totally agree its best to start afresh and get rid of old junk you no longer need <3

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    1. Im moving out atm and I have to get rid of so many things! bye bye junk! thanks for reading my blog <3 xx

  5. This is such a helpful post! I'm in student accomodation at the moment so I've moved out before, but I'm moving into a new house soon and these tips will come in handy as I'm extremely unorganised! xo


    1. Im glad you enjoyed reading this post! good luck with the move xx


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