Moving Out To University!

If you're moving to university, congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life. But it can also be a bit daunting, especially if you're doing this for the first time and you've never lived away from home before!

student packing boxes to move out to university

One of the most important things to do when moving to university is to pack properly. It’s also a good idea to not leave packing until the last minute! This way you’ll make sure you haven’t forgotten anything, and your belongings stay nice and secure for the journey. This also means having all the right materials and supplies to hand – that’s where Direct Global Trading Boxes comes in!


First of all, you'll need cardboard boxes. These are essential for packing up all your belongings safely and securely. Here at Direct Global Trading Boxes we have the perfect product for your big move! Our Student Extra Strong Cardboard Box Kit has the ideal amount and sizes of boxes as well as a roll of fragile tape, to get your packing off to a flying start!

 Student Moving House University Double Walled Extra Strong Cardboard Box Kit

We have other great packs of boxes that would be perfect for your upcoming move such as our Pack of 10 XL and Large Cardboard BoxesThis pack is superb value for money and ideal sizes to fit all kinds of belongings in!

Pack of 10 Extra Large and Large Moving House Cardboard Boxes

Packing tape
is also important, as it will help to keep your boxes closed and secure. If you find you need extra rolls of tape when packing up, we have our 6 Rolls of Quality Fragile Tape which also come with two black marker pens.

6 Rolls of Quality Fragile Tape with 2 Black Marker Pens House Moving Kit

Once you have all your supplies, it's time to start packing up your belongings! Start with the things you won't need straight away, such as winter clothes or books that you haven't read yet, and place these at the bottom of the boxes. Then work your way to items you know you will need straight away e.g. toiletries, your favourite clothes, bedding, chargers and any documentation you might need when you arrive.

If possible, try to pack heavier items into smaller boxes too, so you're not tempted to pack too much into them, and that they're not too heavy to carry. Make sure to label all your boxes so you know what's inside them. Luckily our Direct Global Trading Boxes come with a handy room tick list and space to write what's inside so you can keep track of what's where!

tick list on the side of a cardboard box

Packing paper is another useful item to have, as it can help to protect your belongings and keep them safe during the move. This is particularly useful for fragile items such as photo frames, plates and drinking glasses. Check out our Useful Things section where you'll find our White Newspaper or our Brown Kraft Packing Paper.

250 Sheets of White Packing Paper Newspaper Offcuts 750mm x 500mm 280m x 750mm 70gsm Roll of Kraft Paper Packaging Wrapping

Once you've packed up all your belongings, it's time to move them into your new university accommodation. If you're hiring a van, make sure you book this in advance so you can get the best price. And if you're moving everything by car, don't forget to pack a blanket or two to protect your things from getting damaged during the journey.

Once you arrive, you may need some extra storage for some of your things. Why not check out our Clear Useful Storage Box which is perfect for storage in cupboards, under the bed or in your wardrobe! 

50 Litre Clear Strong Home Really Useful Storage Box with Lid

Now all that's left to do is enjoy your new university life! Good luck!