It’s getting close to the end of the semester and time to go home for Christmas. I remember last year travelling home with a lot of books because I’d left everything to the last minute. That was a very heavy suitcase through the Tube stations! So here’s a few things I’ve learnt since then.
Book early and pack light
Around Christmas, it can be really expensive to travel back home (everyone’s doing it) so it’s a good idea to book as early as you can. I’ve saved a lot of money by doing this, and it’s always worth getting yourself a Travelcard if you can to get a third off your train tickets.
Remember to pack light as well. There will be a washing machine at home, so don’t pack your whole wardrobe!
Try to order your presents online and get them sent home; it will save you a lot of space.
Get your work done
It’s easy to leave your assignments to the last minute. Most of mine are due in in the New Year, but I’m planning to get them done before I go home. That way, I won’t need to bring all those books home with me. Plus, there’s not the added stress over the festive season.
Relax but don’t regress
Christmas might be the first time you’re back home since you came to uni. It’s a good time to relax and catch up with the family. But you also need to remember that you can’t just do what you want now (as annoying as it sounds). Your new found independence is great, but don’t go waking your parents up after a night out!