Returning from university – how to fit all the stuff into the house?

Hello Friends,

Life is calming down again after several frantic weeks.  Every time I decide to slow down, life happens and I end up doing even more.

Recently we’ve had to move both Edie and Bee out of their respective university accommodation.  When I collected Bee, we had the largest car in the car park and it was full to the roof.  Something tells me we have gone wrong somewhere, especially when you are stuffing cutlery & other items into wellington boots because that is the last space left in the car.

To make things a little more complicated, we were heading off on a camping holiday, so our stuff was piled up to go out of the house just as Bee’s stuff came back in.  We came back from our camping trip last Saturday and unloaded.  On Sunday, OH went off to Sheffield to collect Edie from her house.  In the meantime, I put the camping things away.  Unfortunately, with Edie’s stuff unloaded, it looks as if the house is about to burst and chaos has ensued.  🙁

Both Edie and Bee have already sorted out their old clothes which will be going to the charity shop shortly.  As for the rest of it, we’ve put as much in crates as we can, and will have to find places for it to live.  I still think they have brought back more than they left with.

What has your experience been of children returning from university with all their belongings?  How did you manage to cram it all in to your house?

Until next time,

Tawney x


Returning from university – how to fit all the stuff into the house? — 2 Comments

  1. Good to see you back!

    No real advice for you regarding cramming all the junk/cherished items into your home. When I was at university, between years my housemates and I hired a storage unit and kept things in there – yes it was an expense but it was stress free. When I finished I wouldn’t have dreamed of moving back in with my parents so it wasn’t an issue. Good luck!

    • We did think of hiring a storage unit – at the last minute! I’m hoping next year we will be able to move Bee straight from one house to another.