Your move is coming, and soon, you will leave your family to start a new adventure, but a lot of things are bothering you and you don’t know where to start? No worries ! Everything is a question of organization upstream: formalities, cost estimate, choice of service provider… No detail should be left to chance. Here are all the steps you need to take to simplify your life and make your move a success!
- 1 Make the right choice of your student accommodation
- 2 Plan and organize your move
- 3 Estimate the cost of your moving project
- 4 Find out about moving formalities
- 5 Moving alone or with a professional, which option do I choose?
- 6 Apply for housing assistance
- 7 Complete the administrative registration with your university establishment
- 8 Report the change of address to the various organizations
Make the right choice of your student accommodation
Before even thinking about moving, it is necessary to find accommodation to settle there and for the university year to be a success, ideally 3 months before your departure. Several economic options are available: CROUS accommodation, studio, student associations, shared accommodation… You can join groups on Facebook to view ads or on dedicated platforms. And, as a last resort, it is also possible to call on professionals: real estate agency, property manager, etc…
Plan and organize your move
Moving can quickly become a nightmare, it is often a demanding task and a significant moment of stress. Whether it is a planned or emergency move, good preparation is required to live peacefully on D-Day.
For your move to take place in the best possible conditions, it is essential to list all the steps to be taken before, during and after.
Estimate the cost of your moving project
Moving alone or with a professional will influence the overall budget planned for your move. If you call on a professional, it is strongly recommended to ask for several quotes and to compare the offers and the moving formulas offered by the service providers to select the one that best suits your budget.
Find out about moving formalities
The moving project is never an easy task when you are a student! Subscription to home insurance, a contract for gas, electricity, internet subscription… There are many formalities and procedures to complete before your move, you have to anticipate everything to avoid unpleasant surprises.
In order to protect your home and your belongings from possible risks related to fire, natural disasters, any attempted burglary, HYEME offers you the subscription of a multi-risk home insurance (MRH) at only €34 per year. Civil liability is included to cover material and immaterial damage that you may cause to others. Find out about our different types of guarantees.
👉 HEYME housing insurance
Moving alone or with a professional, which option do I choose?
Faced with a tight budget, students often prefer moving alone rather than using a moving company, because it is the most economical solution, but also the most tiring.
Nevertheless, you must equip yourself and provide the appropriate equipment and packaging for the protection and transport of your objects. You can call on your friends to lend you a hand.
- Choice of packaging and sorting of cases
You can find the moving box for free from stores, supermarkets, or by asking those around you.
To avoid any breakage and damage, your belongings must be carefully packed and carefully stored in boxes. So remember to select the type of packaging best suited to the nature of each object and to calculate the volume of your belongings to make an estimate of your packaging needs.
Thereafter, you start by sorting your items: cardboard boxes for glasses, wardrobe cardboard, linen cardboard… The assembly of your furniture and the hanging of your decorative objects on the wall…
- Rental of a van or utility vehicle
Whether it’s for half a day, a day or a weekend, you can choose to rent a van or a small van one way depending on the volume of the objects to be transported. Find out about student packs to benefit from rental solutions at unbeatable prices.
For a hassle-free move, you can hire a moving company to take care of your move.
During a face-to-face or telephone interview, the service provider assesses your needs in order to offer you moving formulas adapted to your situation (for example an economic formula). A technical study is also necessary to check the volume of belongings and furniture to be transported as well as the type of packaging to be deployed to protect your fragile and precious objects.
On D-Day, the team of movers intervenes to ensure your move in the best possible conditions and to spare you all this stress.
When it comes to your first move, avoid falling into the trap of this new freedom, take only your personal belongings and what is really useful for you!
If there is a non-standard piece of furniture, it is necessary to report this to the team of movers to provide the equipment and take the necessary precautions.
Good to know :
If you leave your accommodation as part of your studies, it is necessary to send a notice by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt within one to 3 months to the lessor or the real estate agency which took charge of the rental of your private accommodation.
You must also agree on an exit inventory date with the owner. The fixing of this date must be done jointly and can be anticipated even before the delivery of the keys.
This process is essential to recover your security deposit and also allows the owner to compare the current state of his accommodation with the inventory of fixtures of entry.
If the owner finds damage during this visit, you are held responsible and this damage will be attributable to you.
Apply for housing assistance
A move can become a money pit, especially if you are a student and do not have the necessary budget to rent accommodation! Fortunately, there are housing benefits for people who are unemployed or have low resources.
It is possible to request the payment of a moving allowance from CAF, which will be awarded under certain conditions. Generally, the request is made during the 6 months following your move.
Complete the administrative registration with your university establishment
Following your move, you must register at your new university. Surely, you will be required to download the file, complete the form and provide all the supporting documents required for the validation of your registration.
Don’t forget to take out student health insurance!
To lighten your balance after reimbursement of the compulsory part by your health insurance fund, HEYME offers you the subscription to student mutual insurance from €9.90 per month. Different levels of guarantees are at your disposal to select the one that best meets your needs and your budget.
👉 HEYME student health insurance
Report the change of address to the various organizations
It is important to notify all public and private administrations of the change in your new address to which you make your personal declarations, in particular the Social Security fund, the bank and also the post office by subscribing to a mail forwarding contract if necessary.
Good to know :
You can easily complete the steps relating to the declaration of your new address on the site service-public.fr.