Howay, freshers! If you're Googling ‘university checklist’ chances are you're a couple of months away from flying the nest. Deciding what to take to university can be very overwhelming so if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate first year checklist – buckle up, it's time to get prepared.
Top tip: check what is already included in your room! Aim to travel light, so maybe leave the giant teddy bear behind…
Let's dive into the realm of bedding, and believe us when we say that a divine bed setup can transform your uni life. It's like snuggling up in a cloud of comfort after surviving a tornado of lectures, and don't forget to invest in a mattress topper – it's the secret ingredient to blissful slumber!
Now, let's brighten things up! Say goodbye to gloomy dungeons and hello to the dazzling world of fairy lights. Find a lamp that can rescue your eyes from the fierce glare of your laptop screen and turn your room into a zen paradise because, let's be honest, you'll need a tranquil oasis to escape the madness of late-night cramming.
Ah, the cosy factor! Sprinkle your room with cushions, throws, and maybe even a house plant or two. Create a sanctuary where you can unwind and rejuvenate after battling the uni chaos. Oh, and don't forget to bring your favourite photos! Frame them or stick them on a pinboard to keep those cherished memories close.
Top tip: Even though it’s very tempting, living on takeaways might not be the best idea for your health, or your bank account. Take these basics to ensure you’re cooking up a storm.
Now, let's tackle the notorious kitchen zone. Fear not, equip yourself with the essentials: crockery, glasses, cutlery, and a trusty arsenal of knives and saucepans. Avoid the dreaded "too many toastie makers" scenario – coordination with your flatmates is key.
Cleaning products, the unsung heroes of cleanliness! You don't need a warehouse full of them, but do gather the essentials: washing up liquid, bin bags, air freshener, and the mighty duo of cloths and surface spray. Remember, a tidy space equals a happy place!
Let's sprinkle some luxury on your uni life. A coffee maker will rescue you from the clutches of the Starbucks monster (who needs it anyway?).
Top tip: Don’t forget to bring plenty of towels so you can have them on rotation.
Now, let's address the "boring" stuff – essential, yet not as thrilling. In the bathroom, pack your trusty shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste (fresh breath is a must) And oh, the legendary toilet roll – an absolute must-have.
Don't forget to stock up on painkillers, lemsip, and vitamins to conquer the notorious freshers' flu. Survival mode: activated!
Storage is your new best buddy. Vacuum bags are the superhero sidekick here – shove them under the bed, and voila! More space for your delightful chaos.
Pack the essentials, but remember to save some room for the new threads you'll snag with your fabulous student discounts. Fashionable AND thrifty – you're a style-savvy genius.
Top tip: check if you are eligible for a bursary, you could pay for any tech products with this.
Now, let's enter the realm of technology. Having the most up-to-date laptop will be your lifesaver throughout uni and will probably be the thing to count on the most in the wild jungle of uni life.
And don't forget the magical noise-cancelling headphones – they'll transport you to the study zone or help you conquer the gym while jamming to epic beats.
Oh, and a USB stick with loads of storage. Trust us, you’ll need it.
Our last top tip, arguably the most important … bring your beer pong along with a pack of cards. These are the real uni stables and will create long-lasting friendships. You’re about to start some of the best years of your life, enjoy every minute and we wish you all the best.
Let us know if this has been helpful, or keep us updated on how your university move is going @ncapartments_!