Student tips for when you are moving away from home

November 7, 2019

5 tips to survive student life away from home 

Are you moving to the city for studies, to the great abroad for the whole degree or are you going on exchange? 

We have the best tips to make the whole process easier and how to survive your studies away from home!


1. Teach yourself 4 good, but cheap recipes. 

Are you accustomed to your parents or others buying food for the house and making dinner? Do you notice that it does a little pain in your soul every time you pay at checkout at the grocery store? Even if you're a student, it doesn't mean that you have to eat macaroni with ketchup for dinner twice a week even though it might be useful for your wallet.

Learn four good and inexpensive dinner recipes. We write 4 because 3 are too few and 5 are enough for many for overambitious, whether to be completely honest. These recipes, such as may be a tasting full vegetarian chilli (his carne) or a heavy and saucer licking moussaka, you can make a little extra off and therefore freeze for a hectic school day with many due dates or bring as lunch the next day . 

2. Look for student discounts on the Studenttorget, among others.

When you are a student-and therefore do not have as good advice as those who work fulltime-you have to take advantage of the benefits that come one's way. There are a lot of good student discounts out there, and most people can be found on pages like student Square and student package. With the Isic app And the student card You can also get access to special student offers.

If you're looking good enough, you can often get up to half the price of essentials like public transit, optics, school books, mobile subscribers, dentist and insurance. This can make a big difference to the tight student budget!    

Because we know that students do not necessarily afford paid services such as moving help and storage, we have in Flexistore very unique offers for students. If you are staying in a student residence, traveling to the big country or simply do not have room for all your belongings where you live, you can store it safely and affordably with our indoor temperate mini warehouse in central Oslo. With our digital keys you can easily share a booth with other fellow students if you don't need the entire space yourself.    

3. Get yourself a part time job next to your studies. 

If you feel that your wallet is rodent every time you shop at the store or buy something you need, even with student discounts, it might be a good idea to get a part-time job next to the study. 

Although it can be difficult to get relevant work experience before one is finished educated, there are many exciting part-time jobs out there. And to analyse today's employers, all work experience is relevant work experience!

The studies often take up a lot of free time, but if you work hard you can have the opportunity to take on part-time jobs on weekends, a couple of evenings a week or a morning here and there. For example, you can find jobs as a waitress, as a street ambassador for an auxiliary organization, as a shop employee or maybe you are so lucky and can get an extra job related to your study. It is worth checking the forum as a career start and find for opportunities for part time job and summer jobs.    

4. Space when you don't have space

Many students move away from home and into small lodgings, apartments or student homes. This means less bedroom, common area and storage space. Very few therefore have room to store everything one owns in the same apartment if you want to properly move out of the childhood home.

Whether you are moving in to the nearest big city, to the other side of the country or abroad, it is often problematic to accommodate everything you own and want to get with them. Here comes stock stalls for good help, and it can usually be a cheaper solution than paying for a larger apartment. 

If you are a student in Oslo or are going on exchanges from the capital, you can take advantage of affordable storage space at Flexistore. At our mini warehouses in Kværnerbyen and at Økern, which are easily accessible by public transport, you can easily and digitally access stalls of all sizes. 

When the student budget is tight, it comes in handy that we are one of the most affordable in Oslo in mini warehouses, and we also give our own discount to students. We have digital keys to the warehouse, which means you can easily share keys with friends or fellow students, making the warehouse space even cheaper. Visit our own student website. 

5. Get involved in student organisations

When your home sickness kickes in, or you want to increase your circle of friends outside of the study group, it's a good idea to engage in student organisations. In most universities they have everything from student newspapers and interest organizations to sports clubs and political groups. 

Involvement in student groups in addition to being a social platform can be good for the CV and future job search. Employers often look for employees who demonstrate extra engagement and have experience from teamwork, fundraising and decision-making. 

Still, our best tip is to enjoy yourself! Most people who have finished their studies miss the simple and affordable life even though it can be very stressful at times.

We at Flexistore have the urge to do what we can to lessen this hassle, and have therefore launched our student discount on storage space.


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