When starting a new life in a new city or country it can be so difficult to think of all the things you need to bring with you. Moving to university can be stressful to say the very least, you’ll soon find untold lists online of must-have items, tips, tricks & recommendations of what you *must* take with you to University. Many websites, forums and blogs suggest hundreds of essentials and these can become never-ending not to mention a little daunting, to say the least.
Here are some of our top ‘lifesaver’ items, voted by students themselves which were deemed a real essential in Freshers week.
You’ll find that most universities don’t provide anything more than the Bed itself and a Mattress – and if you’re lucky, a Mattress Protector. Don’t forget you’ll need at least two sets of Bed Linen as it’s unlikely you’ll be able to wash and dry everything in the space of a day (especially when the English weather is a little unpredictable at times!)
- Door Stop
Many Uni’s and PBSAs don’t allow the use of Doorstops on Fire Doors in general, but during move-in, it’s an unwritten rule that if your door is propped open with a doorstop you’re open to making new friends in your Halls, it’s such a great way to meet likeminded friends in freshers week.
- Home comforts
Moving to University is an exciting, stressful and overwhelming experience to say the least. By taking some home comforts, your favourite blanket, pictures of family & friends you’re sure to feel at home much faster, especially if you’re travelling from another country.
One thing is for sure, and it’s that you really can’t ever have too much storage. Student bedrooms are often compact and tricky to keep tidy without enough storage, there are a whole host of fun and practical options available to keep your desk, drawers (and mind) tidy.
- Folding clothes horse
Even if you’re lucky and live near a laundrette, dryers are crazy expensive and they’re not always the best solution for drying your clothes long term. A foldaway clothes horse is so handy, especially for one person as you’ll tend to find that a whole wash fits snugly on one.
University Living allows you to order 5 star-rated student starter packs along with a whole host of extras, delivered to your University before you arrive.
All you need to do is choose the items you want then confirm and pay for your goods. The pack will then be pre-delivered directly to your residence so it is there ready and waiting for you in your room when you arrive, leaving you to quickly settle into your new and exciting environment.
Guest blog by UniKitOut