Tips for Leaving Your University Digs

by A Guest Author

Finishing your final exam or piece of coursework will of course bring mounds of excitement and massive relief, so it comes as no surprise that cleaning and clearing out your university house/flat will be the last thing on your agenda.

Nonetheless it remains a job to be done! So….here are some helpful hints and ways to make the whole process much easier.


Never underestimate the power of online buying and selling. Setting up an ebay account, selling, and posting your things may seem like a daunting task, but from firsthand experience, it can actually pay off.

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Whether you want to get rid of unwanted texts books, give-up unloved clothing, or sell on your bike, eBay is most definitely the place to take your items.

The process of becoming a seller is incredibly easy and takes no time at all. There is also an ebay app, which allows for uploading of photos and items when you’re on the go. This is such a great way to recycle, as well as making some extra cash.

The common phrase, ‘one mans rubbish is another mans gold’, comes to mind!


If you have to deal with the upcoming notion of moving home after university, much like myself, then you will understand the difficulty of coming to terms with just where it is you are going to put all of your things.

Be it a giant pile text books, filling an entire length of metal shelving, or just an array of knick-knacks, rented office storage and storage containers may just be the way forward. There are many affordable options, and most storage companies offer different sized compartments to suit your needs.

Alongside this, students also get discounts with storage. Keep an eye out for university recommendation emails, as this will most likely be your best and cheapest option!

Clothes Swap

Having unwanted items or just too many clothes in your wardrobe. Sounds familiar?

Without wanting to sound terribly sexist, clothes swaps are normally heavily female orientated. So for those ladies who have found themselves having overindulged in retail therapy, yet are looking to either get rid of unwanted items or purely want to spruce up their wardrobe, a clothes swap is a fantastic idea.

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Normally, this works on the basis that you are allowed to take home as many items as you contribute. This is such a brilliant way to spend nothing, gain new attire, as well as offloading if you chose.

Although clothes swaps may be slightly harder to come by, if you keep involved with your university and the local community, you are more than likely to hear of useful upcoming events.

About The Author:

Jessica Pratten is a serial student who loves to learn about life. She also likes life to be tidy! Here she writes blogs for Rapid Racking about handy hints and tips to solve your own storage issues. 

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