Housing Woes

So I’m back from France and it was so lovely to get away for a bit but at the same time it’s nice to return to normality. It’s not long now until I go back to Ormskirk and I’m so excited! That said, there is a lot that I need to sort out before I go back.

This year I’m moving in to a new house and, unlike last year, my rent for this house does not include bills. This means that my housemates and I have to find providers for all the utilities for the house (water, gas, internet, etc). This has been a bit of a headache to sort out, but we were recently told about a company called Glide that does everything for you and provides each tenant with one bill each month, which sounds like it will be a lot easier.

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to receive our deposits back from our house last year. There’s been a few disputes about it (as there often are with this kind of thing) and there’s been some last minute paperwork and such that we’ve had to sort out . It’s been a bit stressful as it always seems like there’s always something extra to do! However, we’re getting through it all and hopefully we’ll be able to draw a line under everything before long.

The house I lived in last year!
The house I lived in last year!

On a more positive note, I’ve still got some shopping to do to buy some extra things for the new house which I will definitely enjoy doing! I also found out this week that I will be working as a Student Helper on Welcome Sunday again this year. Last year I had the most amazing time helping new students settle in and I can’t wait to do it again, so for those of you moving in to halls on September 21st; I will see you there!

And finally, I know that it’s results day tomorrow and I remember how absolutely terrified I was when I was getting results two years ago. Don’t forget that, whatever happens, it will turn out ok in the end. Best of luck to you all!

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