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Checklist: essential items you need for university

By StudentLiving 10 Aug 2023

Packing made easy

Deciding what to bring (and what not to bring) when packing for uni can be a daunting task. So we've put together a handy checklist for you to tick off that covers all the essentials.

Bedroom Checklist

  • Bed linens
  • Duvet
  • Pillows
  • Mattress protector
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes and hangers
  • Clothes rack
  • Books and stationery
  • Laptop
  • Photos/decorative items
  • Important documents (passport etc.)
  • Plug extension

Bathroom Checklist

  • Personal toiletries (don’t forget your toothbrush!)
  • Toilet roll
  • Towels
  • Bath mat
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies

Kitchen Checklist

  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Glasses
  • Pans
  • Cutlery
  • Baking trays
  • Kitchen cleaning supplies
  • Chopping boards
  • Tea towels
  • Binbags
  • Tupperware
  • Cheese grater

Non-essential (but nice to have)

  • T.V for your room
  • Rugs 
  • Decorative cushions 
  • Plants  
  • Fan 

If you do forget any of the essentials, then don’t worry too much. Most things can be picked up once you arrive. But a bit of forward planning makes the move-in process much smoother, which means you can focus on meeting new friends and getting settled in. And for more in-depth information, check out our 'What to bring' guide.