Has the time come to start packing your life to move into halls? Unsure what stuff you should cram into your suitcase and what you should leave out? We've got you covered.
You'll find the car heaving with everything from your shoe collection to your new set of speakers. If you're the oldest or an only child then it's probably something you haven't experienced before, making the whole ordeal even trickier.
To help get your university packing off on the right foot we've put together a list. There are obviously items that aren't on the list personal to you. So don't take this as gospel. Just a rough guide.
The things that are most often forgotten are documents. You might think you have all of them, but there's always one slip of paper that gets left behind. So purchase (or borrow from your parents) a folder in which you can keep all the important documentation you're going to need.
Some of these documents are full of private information, so don't just chuck them all on your bed when you arrive. Keep them secure!
The room your allocated is going to be your home for the next year. That's where you'll find yourself stumbling into bed after a few too many, watching a film with friends, and knuckling down to work. It needs to be able to meet with all of your requirements and feel comfortable to live in.
Here are some items you'll want to take with you:
Personal hygiene isn't often on the top of a student's priority list, but if you want to meet nice people, you'll have to look and smell reasonable. Oh, and don't neglect cleaning your bathroom. They can get really grimy in halls.
The kitchen. It's probably not a place you've spent a lot of time, but trust us when we say that you're going to have to get to grips with using it. You never know, cooking might be your thing. Your hidden talent.
You don't need to take nine plates, eight saucers, and some martini glasses though. Keep it minimal for the time being. You can always purchase other stuff you might need as you go.
It's easy to get so excited about moving to a new place and meeting new people that you forget that you're actually going there to study.
You're going to want a few items to make studying easier too. Just don't go overboard in Staples.
You'll just need:
For being social
You aren't going to make friends because of the contents of your suitcase, but there are a few items that are going to make socialising a lot easier. Unless you don't want to make any friends. In which case just get yourself a Netflix account and a padlock for your door.
What you don't need
In your mad packing frenzy, you might pick up a few items that you can definitely leave behind.
You won't need:
If you're getting ready to pack, print off this list!