At last, the time has come. You’ve accepted your university admission offer, secured your student accommodation, and flown all the way to Australia. Now all that’s left to do is to move in!
As exciting as moving in may be, there’s usually quite a lot of administrative tasks to get through before you’re finally home free. Plus, this is probably your first time moving into a new apartment and your first independent living experience. To help your moving-in day go as smoothly as possible, we’ve compiled a handy to-do list of key tasks just for you!
With the perks of a fully furnished apartment comes the responsibility of inventory. At the beginning of your tenancy, you should receive a comprehensive document reflecting everything that comes with the unit and its current condition. Items may range from furniture and appliances to miscellaneous items such as table lamps and cooking utensils.
Remember — if anything gets damaged, it’s usually on you to replace or fix it. So, it’s in your best interest to make sure everything stated in the document is accurate!
By this, we mean things like your keys, access card and any other relevant information from the student accommodation’s staff, who should be there to guide you on the day itself. You might think of these things as pretty basic, but amid the hustle and bustle of moving in, it’s totally possible for them to slip your mind or get misplaced.
Make sure you get properly briefed on everything from security procedures (e.g. tapping your card in the lift to access your floor) to tenant responsibilities. It helps to have a checklist of items you’ll need to get or any questions you have, so you’ll feel less flustered when you’re there.
Getting your utilities like gas, electricity, and water, as well as internet connection sorted should be high up on your to-do list. Depending on your university housing facility, you might need to apply for them with the relevant Australian authorities by yourself.
If you’ve chosen Y Suites as your student accommodation, you’re in luck. Utilities and high-speed Wi-Fi are all provided for free, so you will never have to worry about contacting suppliers or dealing with costly bills!
Next, it’s time to start unpacking! You don’t have to dump out everything in your luggage immediately — that can come later. For now, take out the things you can’t live without, like toiletries, clothing, bedsheets, electronics and chargers. It might be a good idea to also head out for a quick grocery run to stock up on some basic essentials and food to tide you over.
Your apartment should be clean when you move in, but it’s always best to give everything a good once-over with a cloth and disinfectant spray. If you’re tired (or simply lazy — hey, it happens), just clean the key areas you’ll need to start using right away, like the bathroom, study desk, and fridge. Don’t forget to put on your bed sheets too!
Last but not least, it’s time to turn your apartment into a home. Hang up posters, put up photos of family and friends, whatever you need to do to feel comfortable in your new space. Check out more easy decor ideas here!
The people and staff at your new housing facility are just as crucial as your apartment unit. At Y Suites, our team is here to support you in any way we can, as we strive to make your university experience a comfortable and memorable one. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about our world-class accommodation in Australia today.
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