University: The So-Called Essentials


The amount of lists I've read, downloaded and made over the past week or so is actually mad; things that I need to do, buy, sort and find out always seem to pop up and so I've been a little busy in trying to tick things off - cue a massive IKEA shop! Unlike the majority of my friends who leave for uni this weekend (with a couple already up in Scotland), I don't go until the 3rd of October so I feel a little relieved that I have more time to get everything ready.


I thought I'd write this post for not just a last minute check list (good luck if you go this weekend) but so that people can even comment below in case I missed anything off! Without further or do, let me introduce you to the list that I've collated from many different sources that are necessity to moving in...


Clothing
The hardest part in my opinion!
Casual clothes
Going out clothes
Flats
Heels
Fancy Dress - I'm definitely taking my Crayon outfit that featured in my post here
Sportswear/Swimwear
Waterproof coat/Warm Coat
Underwear
Pyjamas
Dressing Gown
Formal outfit(s) - for interviews, balls etc.

Kitchen
Even if you're catered for, a few utensils are never useless!
Pans - a wok can make for a great multi-purpose buy
Wooden Spoons
Cutlery
Crockery
Glasses - tumblers, shot, wine etc.
Knives
Scissors
Mugs
Flat Baking Tray
Tupperware
Tea towels
Oven gloves 

Bathroom
Shower Basket 
Shampoo, shower gel, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste - all the obvious things really!
Skincare/Make Up products
Towels
Medication - Flu tablets, paracetemol, ibuprofen etc. 
Plasters
Air Freshener
Toilet roll

Stationery
Paper
Pens
Highlighters
Folders
Diary - I'm definitely going to need one of these to keep me organised!
Calculator
Electronics
Laptop
Chargers - I've already seen people saying they've left one behind, so this is one to remember!
USB sticks/hard drive
Headphones

Bedroom
Bedding - also check whether pillows, duvets etc are provided
Throw 
Decorations - a few Cacti, posters or strings of bunting
Photos - whilst most of my photos are digital at the moment, I intend on going on a website such as Photobox to print some off
Pinboard - I get given a pin board as part of my room, but I also have this lovely heart shaped one from East of India that I'm going to take!
Mattress Protector
Alarm Clock
Coat hangers
Laundry bags - I bought these ones from Amazon here... I'm going to attempt to put all my clothes in them and then just use them for laundry
Door Stop - I love this one from Next
Earplugs

Documents
Bank details
University/Course Details
Vaccination Record
ID
NHS details
4 Passport sized photos -  you never know when they'll come in handy!

Random
Cocktail book
Drinking Games
Pack of Cards

Added after posted:
Hand towel
Bath mat
Pasta drainer
Cleaning products
Warm blanket
(Thank you for all of your additions so far)

Of course, I don't actually know if I've missed anything/considered too much, but I hope to update on this post after I've moved and settled into uni life - then you and I will all really know how much of the So-Called list is actually necessary! Have a lovely weekend...
Becky xx

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