You have grappled with gigantic books for a long time, garnered the pre-requisite grades, and finally received the acceptance letter from your university of choice. However, if you are moving out and considering taking up university accommodations, you have to pack everything up and start a new chapter in your life. While there are a plethora of belongings that you think you just cannot live without, it is indispensable to remember that you are not moving to the moon! Here’s our “what to take to University checklist” that you need to stick to:

Bedroom

  • Pillows and Duvet
  • Mattress protector
  • Blankets
  • Pillow covers and Duvet covers
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry bin
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Ear plugs

Bathroom

  • Wash bag
  • Tooth paste and Tooth Brush
  • Conditioner, shampoo, and essential hair products
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel
  • Hair brush
  • Towels (preferably a separate bath and face towel)
  • Shaving foam and Razors
  • Wash cloth
  • Hand towel
  • Sanitary Towels/Tampons
  • Toilet roll

Clothing

  • Undergarments
  • Casual clothes (Trousers, jumpers, tee-shirts)
  • Jacket and winter coat
  • Slippers and dressing gowns
  • Shoes
  • Fancy dress
  • Scarf, Hat, Gloves
  • Swimwear, sportswear
  • Smart office outfit (you might need it for potential part-time job interviews)

Electricals

  • Mobile phone with charger
  • Desktop computer/Laptop with charger
  • USB memory stick
  • Extension cables
  • MP3 Player/ IPod
  • Speakers
  • Desktop printer
  • Games console
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • A small TV

Stationery

  • A4 lined notepad(s)
  • Pencils and Pens
  • Highlighters
  • A4 binder(s)
  • Diary/ Calendar
  • Post-it notes
  • Stapler
  • Paper clips
  • Course readers
  • Sticky tape

Important documents

  • University admission acceptance letter
  • Driver’s license (ID)
  • Passport
  • Accommodation terms
  • Course acceptance letter
  • Bank account details
  • Passport photos
  • Insurance documents
  • Checkbook
  • Student discount cards
  • Student loan documents

Kitchen

  • Wok
  • Student recipe book
  • Small cutlery set
  • Sauce pan
  • Scissors
  • 1 sharp knife
  • Swiss army knife
  • Mug(s) and Glass (s)
  • Kitchen tongs
  • Flat baking tray
  • Bowl(s) and Plate (s)
  • Coffee maker
  • Tupperware for storing food

Healthcare

  • Basic first aid kit (including antibacterial lotion or spray, allergy tablets, flu and cold medication, plasters, and pain relief medication.)
  • Any personal prescriptions and medication
  • Glasses and prescription
  • Details of doctor’s surgery and current GP
  • Birth control
  • Multivitamins

Above are a few things you need for uni that are must-haves. If there are other belongings in your mind, do make sure that you pack according to the space available to you, the weather conditions, and what is already included in your new abode. Pay attention to the smallest things that you might need just so you can be sure that you have everything available to you in time.