Hello no one!
Today you get a photo of make-upless me surrounded by bags.
The great migration begins tomorrow, so I spent all day shoving my life in a large plastic suitcase (above). It took time, effort, precision and elimination. Several times I was forced the empty the bloody thing on the floor, toss a few items aside and start again.
And after seven attempts.
It still wouldn't bloody close.
I even had to sit on it.
So, here are my five packing top tips!
(why five? Because it's my blog, that's why.)
1) Time: Don't leave your packing to the last minute like I did. It's a tough and laborious job and therefore needs time and above all, thought.
2) Space: Don't worry too much about travelling light-you're moving to a new and unfamiliar place, better to have MORE than you need than not have enough.
3) Home Comforts: With your brand spanking new life, it's important not to forget the old one. Bring those things which mean the most to you. Above are some of my best loved books (along with some new reads!) which I'll be using to isolate myself from my peers for the next couple of years.
4) Save money: Yet another good reason for packing as much as you can into your carriable compact is (as American's call it in my head) that sweet sweet green. As a student you're going to be poor as a fish wife. (I presume they're poor) so buy in advance and save while you're down there. The more you bring with you-the LESS you'll have to waste your loan on when you move out.
5) Be Yourself: It's the biggest cliche in the book but it's possibly one of the best. Whatever you're taking to your new space make sure you don't forget yourself. The Casablanca poster might make you seem like a film buff, but if you've never seen it the gesture's relatively empty. Don't adorn your room with snaps of the coolest bands in attempt to fit in if you've never heard of half of them. Don't be ashamed of who you are, everyone is nervous and eager to fit in, by a months time everyone will have accepted your tastes...however strange they might be.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments in response to my first post...it was quite unexpected!
This time tomorrow I'll be discovering if my personal top tips payed off and (I expect) missing my little village.
So Sayonara Cheshire,