Tidy home, tidy mind – acting early sets you up for summer

De-cluttering now will help you prepare for your assessments. It will also make your life easier this summer.

In just three months, you have to empty everything from your house. It’s a deeply stressful, and difficult time.

Here are some easy things you can do to help your community, as well as making your moving out experience less stressful.

An early trip to the bottle bin

We understand that it can be frustrating if there are no glass recycling collections in your district. Trips to the bottle bank aren't always in the forefront of our minds. Don't waste a journey! If you're going somewhere and you know there is a bottle bank on the way, just take what you can with you and drop it off while you're on your way. This makes it less of a chore, and it means that it's not something you're worrying about on your last day. 

Find information about your local glass recycling on the Nottingham Council Website

Donating unwanted items to charity

There are a number of charities in Nottinham that want donations of clothes - particularly homless charities. Have a couple of T-shirts that you don't want or need anymore, but are still in good condition? Why not donate them to The Friary Homeless Charity

Founded in 1988, the Friary was created to meet the needs of the homeless in Nottingham. Originally a drop-in café here in leafy West Bridgford to help the hidden homeless and vulnerable in our own neighbourhood.

A lot of students have electrical appliances that they no longer need when they move house which still work perfectly. Throwing these away is such a waste when they can be donated and redistributed to those who need them but may not be able to afford them new. 

Conerned about getting your deposit back? Here is our advice on what you can do to maximise your chances of getting it all back.


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