September 22, 2020 - No Comments!

Moving In: Essential (and not-so-essential) items

It can be tricky to decide what to take with you when you’re setting off to university for the first time. We’ve put this little checklist together to make sure you don’t miss anything out.

Quick tip: if you’re moving into a shared house, speak to your flatmates beforehand to check who’s bringing what. The last thing you want is 100 spoons, 4 toasters and 0 pans.


Must haves:

Nice to have:

  • Duvet and cover
  • Pillows and cases
  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Coat hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • Mirror
  • Clock

Must haves:

Nice to have

  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Toilet roll
  • Shaving stuff
  • Sanitary products
  • Hairdryer / brush / straighteners
  • Nail cutters
  • Plasters
  • Dressing gown
  • Make-up wipes
  • Flip-flops (for showering in halls)
  • First-aid kit
Kitchen (check what’s already provided)
  • Cutlery set
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Glass
  • Kettle
  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Can opener
  • Peeler
  • Grater
  • Bottle opener
  • Tea towel
  • Washing up liquid

Must haves:

  • Laptop (and power cable) or desktop computer
  • Phone and charger
  • USB memory stick (for backing up)

Nice to have:

  • Extension lead
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Desktop printer

Must haves:

  • Pens and pencils
  • Paper
  • Notebook

Nice to have:

  • Highlighters
  • Post-it notes
  • Sticky tape
  • Paperclips
Optional extras
  • Day bag
  • Water bottle
  • Keyring
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pack of cards
Pimp your room

Looking to create a really special home from home? Here are some cheap ways to make your student living space look a million dollars.Fairy lights

Fairy lights This is a great way to cover up a bare wall, or set the mood with some dimmer lights.

  • Indian Wall Tapestry
    This is a great way to add some character to your room. Groovy.
    Check out the ‘home and garden’ section on the Paperclip app to find this item.
  • Fairy lights
    This is a great way to cover up a bare wall, or set the mood with some dimmer lights. .
  • Hang up some photos
    Hang up some photos with some string and wooden clothes pegs. Watch your memories grow as you complete your year.
  • Wire wall hanging
    This is a great way you can add your notes and decorative items. However, best to lean it against the wall than to drill it in. Your deposit will be thankful.
  • Plants (Fake ones if your terrible at keeping them alive)
    Bring a natural element to your room with some plants. If you’re terrible at keeping them alive, fake ones or a cactus will be your replacement.

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Published by: Paperclip HQ in Digital Welcome Pack

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