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Pack like a pro: Essential items to take to uni

By BzDani 18 Jul 2018

So you're over the first hurdle and got a spot at university (congrats!) and now you're looking forward to the big move in day.

But you're not quite ready yet; you still have to ensure you have everything you need. Here's a list of the essential items you'll need to pack like a pro for uni:

Bathroom:
Even if you think you've got everything, double check to make sure you've got your toothbrush - that's one item you really don't want to forget. 
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  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet wipes (optional)
  • Towels
  • Cleaning items - bleach and surface cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • First aid kit (optional)
  • Medication
  • Bath mats (unless you're in shared showers, then you'll need flipflops)

Bedroom:
It might seem convincing to pack up your WHOLE bedroom, but storage at uni disappears really quickly so try to pack the things you need rather than the things you want.
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  • Bedding - duvet, sheets, mattress protector, comfy pillows
  • Storage boxes
  • Stationery and folders
  • Laptop or computer
  • Charging cables
  • Laundry bag
  • Books
  • Clothes and shoes - don't forget some fluffy socks for winter!
  • Winter coat/raincoat
  • Documentation - Passport, driving licence, National insurance number (important things)
  • Photos from home
  • Teddy (optional but highly recommended)

Kitchen:
It would be daft to show up to uni without cutlery - you don't want to be left borrowing a spoon to slurp spaghetti!
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  • Cutlery
  • Pots and pans - Remember to bring a frying pan, pot, and lids.
  • Chopping board
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tongs
  • Tupperware boxes
  • Food to last a few days (ask mum and dad to help you stock your cupboard)
  • Shopping bags

Anything extra which has been missed off can be picked up from the shop during your first week at uni - you don't need to take absolutely everything all at once.

Now you're ready to pack like a pro!

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