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University Packing List: What You Need for 2017

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A university packing list can seem like a pretty daunting list to tackle, considering most people have never had to pack up and leave home this early in their lives.

Luckily, you’ve already done all the hard work! You’ve got into university with the help of a moving company, you’ve sorted out your halls/house (hopefully) and now you’re facing the final hurdle, which is… what the hell do I take?

Well, that’s why we’re here!

At Simply Removals, we understand the stresses and concerns that surround moving all your stuff into your new university accommodation. We’ve compiled our moving essentials into separate categories, so just scroll down and have a look at what you’re going to need!

Do note that this list isn’t for everyone, it just serves as a general university checklist, enjoy!

Bathroom Packing List

uni movingBathroom essentials are, well… essential. This category is arguably the one that people neglect to pay attention to, so here’s our list!

  • Towels
  • Bath mat
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washing bag
  • Razors
  • Shower gel/shampoo
  • Medicines

Top tip: Pack a medicine box! When you’re at university, you won’t have mum and dad to look after you when you fall ill, or get incredibly hungover. So, pack a little medicine box full of the things you think will come in handy when you get ill. I’m talking about paracetamol, flu tablets, plasters, antiseptic cream, hay-fever tablets, and whatever else you think you may need.

Bedroom Packing List

  • uni movingHangers (so important!)
  • Bed sheets and duvet
  • Washing/laundry bag
  • Door hanger (for coats, bags, etc)
  • Clothes horse
  • Mattress protector
  • Mirror
  • Electric blanket/hot water bottle

Top tip: I personally would recommend bringing a laptop/games console for those quieter nights. Sometimes you won’t want to go out, and these come in handy. If that’s not

your thing, then just make sure you bring something that will keep you preoccupied, books, films, whatever you think would be best for you.

Kitchen Items Packing List

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Arguably the longest list… so prepare yourself!

  • Cutlery
  • Plates, bowls, dishes
  • Glasses
  • Mugs
  • Cooking utensils (wok, frying pan, sauce pan, spatulas)
  • Sieve/colander
  • Baking tray/pizza tray
  • Peeler
  • Tea and coffee
  • Oven gloves
  • Can opener/bottle opener/tin opener
  • Tupperware
  • Cheese grater (personally essential to me)
  • Hand towels
  • Herbs and spices

Top Tip: you don’t actually need to pack much of this! Of course, it would save some money if you were able to bring the majority of this, though, if you’re looking to save s

pace, time, and energy, then most of this you can easily buy. Better yet, if you want, you can even use some of the spare cutlery you might have lying around the house… if you’re that attached to it.

Academic Items Packing List 

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Yes, sorry, you need these as well:

  • Folders
  • Scissors
  • Pencil case (yes, you’ll still need this!)
  • Diary or planner
  • Highlighters
  • Stapler
  • Notebook
  • Post-it notes

Top tip: don’t re-use your old notebooks/work books from school, it’s much better to buy something new and make a fresh start. Buy all new equipment if necessary, you don’t want to be asking people to borrow things as soon as you walk into university.

Other Bits & Bobs

This part is up to you! If you have any other things you want to bring along, then do! Just make sure you’re sensible and realistic about what you’re bringing. Here are a few to get your brain thinking:

  • A torch
  • Playing cards
  • Laptop
  • TV
  • Games console
  • Lamp
  • Batteries
  • Alarm clock

That’s it!

Once you’ve finished packing, have an itinerary at hand to check over all the things you’ve marked down. The last thing you want is to arrive at university, only to have forgotten to bring something essential. Moving out can be quite a stressful task, and we understand that, because we’ve moved out several students from all over the UK! If you want to get in touch, or have a chat with one of our removal experts, feel free to give us a call here.

Lastly, enjoy university!