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Packing for University

Packing for university can be a daunting task, so we’ve put this list together with things that you should remember, along with some handy tips to help you get ready for your big move.

Tip #1 – Make a list of things that you use

Start making a list a few weeks before. You’re more likely to remember everything doing this, rather than trying to remember while out shopping. It’s a good idea to tick items off your list as you’ve bought and packed them too, so you don’t double up.

Tip #2 – Know how much space you’ll have in your accommodation

What storage space do you have in your new studio? At Nurtur, all our rooms have a large wardrobe and under-bed storage. You can always buy the odd thing once you’ve moved in. Our buildings are all located within walking distance of a supermarket, and if you are traveling here from another country it might be cheaper than bringing everything with you.

Our recommended packing list:

The important stuff:

  • Paperwork/documents – e.g. for accommodation, university, and student finance
  • ID/passport
  • Purse/wallet
  • Medication

For your bedroom:

  • Bedding – Duvet, pillows, bedding sets, mattress protector
  • Blankets/throws – make it homely!
  • Cushions
  • Rug
  • Decorations – photo frames and ornaments
  • Plants – a brilliant way to promote wellbeing and keep your room looking fresh. If you’re not very green fingered, why not try a low maintenance succulent or even a faux plant?
  • Posters and pins for your notice board
  • Coat hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • Laundry basket

Electricals and things for uni:

  • Laptop/Computer
  • Phone
  • Charging cables
  • Extension lead
  • Hair dryer, straighteners, curlers
  • Headphones
  • Memory stick
  • Notepad & stationery
  • Post-it notes
  • Notepad

For your bathroom:

  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Hand soap
  • Toilet bleach
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste (surprisingly easy to forget)
  • Towels and bathmat
  • Plasters

Things for your kitchen:

  • Cutlery
  • Plates/bowls
  • Mugs/glasses
  • Scissors
  • Tupperware – Great for leftovers and saving money!
  • Bottle/ can opener
  • Chopping board
  • Pans
  • Measuring jug
  • Spatula
  • Washing up liquid/sponges (Dishmatics are very handy)
  • Tea towels
  • Oven Gloves
  • Bin bags
  • Tin foil/cling film
  • Cleaning products
  • Recipe books

Cupboard essentials…

  • Tea & coffee
  • Milk (consider long-life)
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Chopped tomatoes – versatile for many different dishes!
  • Pasta/rice
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Bread
  • Spices
  • Sauces – Ketchup, mayonnaise, soy…

Don’t forget -if you’d rather not deal with the hassle of packing for uni, you can let UniKitOut do it all for you from just £43.20. Find out more about Nurtur kits here.

Written by The Nurtur Team