What to take to University! (Checklist)

Preparing to go to university can become pretty overwhelming, so in order to help you start your preparation I’ve decided to share the checklist I used to decide what to take to university. This checklist only serves as a starting point, not everything is necessary so adapt it to yourself. The type of accommodation you will be in also determines a lot of what you will be needing, and I’d strongly advise that you check what your accommodation will be providing first. I’ve also linked the google drive link of a printable version below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By8P2CZN_oQTR1BGUFhOcFdmN28

DOCUMENTS

  • Passport photos
  • Passport
  • Provisional Licence
  • NHS number
  • National Insurance number
  • CV and references
  • Bank account details
  • Contacts list
  • Local map
  • Old textbooks and notes
  • List of phone numbers
  • Diary or Calendar
  • Doctor and dentist details
  • Other university documents
  • Exam certificates
  • Room insurance

STUDYING

  • Desk lamp
  • Message board with erasable marker
  • Diary/planner
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • A pad of lined paper/notepad
  • Ream of printing paper
  • Folders
  • Pens, pencils, paper, files, highlighters, sharpies
  • Cellotape
  • Stapler, hole punch
  • Post-it notes
  • White Tac – so it doesn’t mark the walls
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Pencil Case

OUTDOOR

  • Sports gear
  • Raincoat
  • Umbrella

KITCHEN

  • Tin/Bottle opener
  • Mugs x6
  • Glasses x6
  • Knives, forks and spoons x4
  • Plates x6
  • Bowls x4
  • One-person casserole dish
  • Small frying pan
  • 1 small, 1 large pot
  • Scissors
  • Chopping knives
  • Chopping board x2
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cheese grater
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cooking Spoons e.g. spatula
  • Store cupboard ingredients – coffee, tea, milk, sugar, eggs, margarine, cooking oil, salt and pepper, pasta, seasonings
  • Sandwich bags
  • Plastic bowl or box with lid
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Cling film/ Tin foil
  • Sieve
  • Tea towels
  • Oven gloves
  • Washing-up liquid/Dishcloth/Scrubbing brush
  • Tray

HEALTHCARE

  • Painkillers
  • Basic first aid kit – plasters, antiseptic wipes, bandages
  • Paracetamol
  • Cold/flu remedy
  • Anti-allergy pills – e.g. Cetirizine
  • A cold/hot pack
  • Cotton Wool/ Buds

BATHROOM

  • Bath mat
  • Bath and hand towels/ flannel
  • Basket for shower supplies
  • Wash bag
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Hair spray/gel
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Febreeze Air Freshener
  • Laundry bag
  • Clothes hangers
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Kitchen towel
  • Cleaning products (anti-bacterial, bleach)
  • Washing powder/liquid
  • Door wedge

BEDROOM

  • Sheets
  • Duvet and duvet covers
  • Pillows and pillow cases Mattress cover
  • Hot water bottle
  • Air Bed
  • Cushions
  • Posters (Bible Verses)
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Rugs
  • Fairy lights
  • Blanket/throw
  • Pot plants
  • Makeup Storage
  • Bin
  • Mirror
  • Clothes/Dressing Gown

ELECTRICAL

  • Calculator
  • Laptop
  • Computer Mouse
  • USB
  • Printer
  • Network cable
  • Bedside lamp
  • Mobile and charger
  • Headphones
  • Batteries
  • Multi plug/extension lead
  • Clock
  • Fan
  • Torch
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Speaker
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Blender

CLOTHING

  • Dressing gown
  • T-shirts
  • Jumpers
  • Trousers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes/trainers
  • Sliders/ Slippers
  • Ball gowns/evening wear
  • Shirts/Suits

FEMALE SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Hair Ties/clips
  • Make up
  • Jewellery Box
  • Jewellery
  • Moisturiser
  • Baby Oil
  • Nail Varnish
  • Hair removing cream
  • Hair dryer/straighteners
  • Tampons/sanitary towels

 

 

 

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