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How to...Move out of your accommodation

By echorley 25 May 2022

With the end of term nearly upon us, and once you've got your exams out of the way, it's time to think about moving out of your accommodation. 

There are a few things you'll need to consider:

  • returning your keys (including fobs and cycle store keys)
  • make sure your room is clean so you get your deposit back
  • what you can do with unwanted items

First and foremost, you'll want to get your deposit back, which means your flat (your bedroom, shared kitchen space, and en-suite or shared bathroom) needs to be in clean and tidy order. Make sure all the surfaces in your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom have been cleaned and wiped down, hoover or mop the floors, take the bins out, and don't forget to check things like the inside of your oven and microwave.

See our video at the bottom of this article for kitchen cleaning tips! 

Keys & belongings

Where should I return my keys?
  • Allen Court residents - Allen Court Customer Services
  • Other City Residences - Key drop boxes are located in the flat lobbies at Broad Lane Court, so your keys can be placed here upon leaving your accommodation or alternatively returned to The Edge Customer Services.
  • Ranmoor/Endcliffe - The Edge Customer Services
What if I've left stuff in my room, but I'm not planning/unable to come back?

The University of Sheffield is partnered with Ping Locker to provide storage and/or courier solutions. Please use the link to arrange and pay for this yourself:

What if my room is already empty and I'm not coming back, but I still have the keys/fobs?

Not a problem, you can post your keys to us! They must be in a secure, padded envelope and sent by recorded or special delivery. 
  • Allen Court - FAO The Manager, Allen Court Reception, 10 St.Georges Close, Sheffield, S3 7HB
  • All other properties - The Edge Reception, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3ED

Donating unwanted items

Certain items can be donated to our charity partners via our Donate, Don't Waste scheme, you can read more about that here.

Returning to live with us

If you've not secured accommodation for 2022-23 you can still return to live with us in University accommodation! Check out our website to find out more. 
View our returner offer.

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echorley I'm Emma Chorley, the Marketing and Communications Executive for accommodation services at UoS.
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