When packing for University, its always a question of what you really
need and ultimately what can make your new place feel like home.
A home away from home is what uni is about, and best of all, there’s no mum nagging you when you come home. Since my uni room was my haven after lectures, seminars and on most weekends, I know a thing or two about what you’ll need to feel comfortable in your new abode.
Cutlery, plates, mugs and saucepans are a little boring, but again must needs when moving away, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them.
Pop some colour with plates and mugs to give your cupboard a little personality, and it can all be pretty inexpensive too. Assort your colours and don’t have anything that matches to give it more of a quirky feel.
When it comes to your bedroom, whether in a house or halls, its your own space and pretty bland when you start, but with a few bits and bobs it can be your own.
I had plenty of cushions,throws, fairy lights and candles to make mine more cosy and comfortable.
A cheap rug, fake flowers and a couple of posters / pictures and your room is one its way to a homely feel.
Best place to shop? Ikea!! Supermarkets like Tesco and Asda have great home ranges, and they don’t cost an arm and leg.
Remember, making your room your own can make the move much easier and make it feel like your own.
So if you’re off to uni in the next couple of weeks, you better get packing, theres loads you’ll need! And encase you’re stuck on what you absolutely need, I’ve made a list of below of what I took my first year.
Must need list :
- Knives , forks and spoons
- Chopping knives
- Wooden spoons
- Can opener and pizza cutter
- Chopping board
- Baking trays
- Pizza tray
- Plates and bowls
- Mixing bowl
- Egg Cups
- Bed covers
- Dressing gown
- Shower curtain
- Bath mat
- Toilet brush
- Coat hangers
- Ironing board
- Bathroom cleaners
Optional Extras :
- Fairy lights
- Fake flowers
- DVDS – for those movie nights
- Alarm clock?
REMEMBER : Clothes, especially ones to keep you warm and comfortable. Student living isn’t usually warm.