Starting university and moving into your chosen student accommodation is an exciting event, marking the beginning of a new period in your life. Home essentials required for your move can be obvious, however, in some cases, others may not. To eliminate that dreadful stress of what to pack, we have made a list of the top 10 essentials that will help you settle in nicely to your new home.
Don’t go too overboard with your kitchen utensils, start off with the most important such as plates, bowls, glasses, cutlery and saucepans. Once you have considered these you can start to think of additional utensils such as tea towels, tin openers, bottle openers and baking trays.
2.Bedding and room decoration
To feel a little more at home, bring a comfortable duvet and pillows, personalise your room and make it your own. Add additional items such as posters, photos and a door stopper – keeping your door open while you relax will help you make friends with your flatmates.
Basics such as toothbrushes, hairdryers and shower products are obvious, however, additional items such as towels, anti-slip shower mats and laundry baskets can prove to be very helpful.
Nothing too expensive, basic cleaning products like washing-up liquid, Febreze and bleach will go a long way after your many house parties, drinking nights and lazy days off.
5.First aid kit
Make sure to bring along a first aid kit stocked with some over-the-counter medical supplies, painkillers, plasters and cold and flu remedies will prove to be helpful in your time of need.
Apart from needing your laptop for your essays and university work the device can be helpful for your daily Netflix binge and movie nights. Don’t forget your charger and other additional devices such as USB pens, printers and hard drives.
Believe it or not, there will be a time when you need to concentrate or need a good night’s sleep while your neighbours and flatmates are partying. Bring along your everyday earphones to cancel out the noise and rest assured you will wake up refreshed and ready for those early morning lectures.
Wall sockets may sometimes appear to be in awkward places throughout your student home, bring along a multiple plug extension lead to help organise your room or the other rooms in your flat. These can prove to be very helpful when multiple charging is required and also keeping your desk lamp on while you work through the night on numerous occasions.
9.Clothes drying rack
In a student home, space is limited for drying, bring a simple drying rack to cancel out damp clothing and bundles of washing when you decide to go home for the weekend.
In case of a blackout or a fault with the electricity bring along a torch or sets of candles. You can never be too sure, sitting in the dark while you work on your essays won’t be fun, having a light of some sort will prove to be very helpful even if it’s just a little.