For me, it's that dreaded time of the year, when it's finally time to move. Probably one of the most stressful times of the year, especially as an international student. To move out of your house, halls, accommodation into a new house, back home or just to pack to go home for summer can be such a big ordeal. Personally I had no idea how I managed to accumulate so much useless stuff, but at the same time everything had a memorable significance so I didn't want to throw it away. But the question now is, what to do with all this stuff?
1. Send it to a storage company
There are many companies that offer monthly storage facilities, where they will send you the boxes, and then you pack all your things and then get the boxes from you, where they will store it for however long you want, and then send you back your boxes. This is one of the more convenient ways of packing since you know it will be safe and there's no need to worry about getting it there and back. However, this is not the most economical way and might not be the optimum solution for everyone.
2. Leave it at a friends
Maybe some of you friends will be staying longer for the contracted move in date, or maybe they're from the UK, which makes your life a lot easier since all you have to do is pack everything and dump it at their house, making it their problem. However, obviously not everyone will want to help you want to move your things since they will obviously have their own things to worry about.
Packing can be a pain and taking everything down can be a bit sad, but think about the house and fun for next year and it will make it all worth it!
By Regine Cheung
International Office Ambassador for Hong Kong