What to bring for moving into uni


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The essentials

  • Bedding and sheets, at least two options for washing days- and don't forget a mattress protector!
  • Clothes… Obviously. A clothes drying rack is also useful as it saves space in your house and costs less than using a tumble dryer.
  • It may seem trivial, but lots of students find that bringing a doorstop helps with making friends in the first few weeks, as keeping your door open encourages your housemates to come in and talk to you.
  • A couple of cups/mugs, bowls, plates and sets of cutlery are definitely needed- and they don't have to be boring! You can get cheap, more quirky essentials at places like Dunelm, which will help your possessions to stand out from your housemates'.
  • Cooking equipment such as pans, a colander, spatula… These will come in very handy when making your own meals.
  • Toiletries. You know what this includes, but at least make sure you have a toothbrush and shampoo so that you can keep clean. Painkillers may also be useful for those fresher's week hangovers…
  • Unless you are a fan of the creased and dishevelled look, then it is a good idea to bring coat hangers to keep all of your clothing neatly organised, as most places will only provide a couple.
  • Laundry basket. Having this will hopefully help avoid finding random, smelly clothes around your room, which nobody wants.
  • Ear plugs, you may have noisy neighbours so these could be a lifesaver!
  • Alarm clock/phone alarm. No one likes early mornings but you don't want to miss your lectures!
  • Laptop- Your uni will have plenty of computers to use but it is very useful to have your own to work on assignments at home. 

Optional - to personalize your room

  • Posters of your favourite band, celebrity, film or artwork will add personality to your room and make it feel more 'yours'. Make sure to use white-tack to stick these up though, as blue-tack can stain.
  • If you are worried about missing your friends and family at home, then photos are a must. You can put them in frames or create a 'washing line' of photos by pegging them up on string. This is also helpful if your partner is at a different uni, to help you cope with not knowing when you will see them next.
  • Provided that you believe you can look after a houseplant without killing it, plants are a great way to add personality to your room. Cacti and succulents are very low maintenance, and can be bought pretty cheaply from B&Q or Wilkos!
  • Cushions can add more vibrancy to a room and can help make that uncomfortable desk chair more bearable to sit on. They can also be used to turn your bed into more of a sofa, perfect for Netflix binging or when you have guests round. 

Is there anything we have missed? Let us know if there is and we look forward to seeing you! 

 For more information please call the lettings team on 0191 243 1000

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