What To Take To University

Hi Guys

This post was seen on my old blog last year however this is something which I still see as relvant and thought it may be of some us to you. So today I am going to share what you need to take to uni in general so that you do not forget anything these are some thing which people may forgot due to them not been on the lists. Let;s face it your room becomes your home away from home you spend a lot of time in it studying,sleeping and just generally chilling. There is nothing worse than the white walls and horrid carpets.  So anything you can do to make it feel more like home you are going to do it trust me.

If you are anything like me your bed will take up one of the biggest spaces in your room and it is where you will spend a lot of your time even if it is just sat on your bed catching up on tv or youtube in my case. Most of my bedding sets come from Primark because of the fact that they look so cute and they are available at student prices. Due to the fact that Primark don’t have a website I can not show you my favourites.  You can also get a from there I promise they are good quality because that’s what I have an they have never done me any harm.

Unfortunatly the time has come where you mum will no longer be doing your washing and it is something which you are going to have to do for yourself.  First your going to need a laundry basket to store all them dirty clothes so you don’t have to see them again Primark do cute ones for cheap, Primark is also a good place to get some clothes hangers so you don’t have to have a floorode all year. A clothes horse is also something which you need to invest in because of the fact it is easy to dry clothes this way I picked mine up pretty cheap in Argos I have this one. Washing powder is something else you will need but this can be purchased in your first food shop at uni.

Don’t forget your clothes you don’t want to have to be the one without enough clothes and constantly having to make trips to Primark to make sure you get by. However don’t over pack because space can be limited and you can always purchase them while at uni

You can always purchase them when you are at uni but don’t forget that you are going to need some to get you started.  

Towels- are something which you have to take yourself as well I have got mine from Tesco in the past and they have been so soft and amazing.  Toilet roll and soap is something which I have had to provide myself in the houses which I have lived in but this is something I would purchase when you move in.


A door stop you always want your door open if you want people to come in and see you more so if you are a fresher. I still love having my door open because I feel like it is more homely. I have a beautiful doorstop from Next which is a duck however they have a range of others including this beautiful pug. When I was looking for a new one after living in the attic last year I couldn’t find many places which sold door stops.

A bin not every uni room has one mine didn’t last year at all I just picked up a metal bin from Wilko which was about £1.50 and that did me last year. I have now taken it home because my room this year actually comes with a bin.

Fairylights I purchased two packets last year from Primark because I think that they looked adoreable. They also made the white walls pop a little bit which is something I wanted anything to inject some colour into my room and make it feel more homely.

Extension Lead there is never going to be enough plugs this is something you need to realise so just pick up a basic extension lead again these can be found in places such as Wilko or local supermarkets.

Posters to break up your walls this is something which I did in first year but since then I have accessorized with cute thing which I have found people selling on sites such as Ebay, Etsy and also sometime local shops.

Candles they are something which I am addicted to anyway so could not go to uni without. I have a wide selection you can always get some cheap amazing ones from brands such as Primark, B&M, Poundland, Wlko as well as companies such as Flamingo Candles, Busy Bee Candles and Yankee.

I have not included kitchen because I know this can vary from uni to uni.

If there is anything you think I have forgotten please let me know in the comments below?

Charlotte x

6 thoughts on “What To Take To University

  1. I totally agree with all of these! A door stop was so important in my first year, we all left our doors open so we could talk and it made us all really good friends in my flat 🙂 lovely post X

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