Moving to Uni: What to Take

So, you have grabbed your Uni place, arranged accommodation and ordered your moving boxes from a reputable supplier such as Boxes2Move, but what are you going to take with you? This is a question in which many students ask themselves, and today we are going to try to help as much as we can.


Quick Tips


  • Remember that you should be traveling lightly – You are likely only going to have a small room with limited cupboard space so you need to be stringent when deciding what to take.
  • Don’t splash out on expensive furnishings for you uni room – remember that they will probably not survive the first year anyway and to try and get bargains wherever possible!
  • Before going out any purchasing anything you need to makes sure that you know what your accommodation is going to be providing so that you don’t end up with two of things.

Things to consider


We are now going to list some of the things that you may want to take with you. Please note that you will not need to take all these things, simply browse the list to determine anything that you need to take and to see if there is anything that you’ve forgotten about.


Bedroom : Duvet, 2 x bottom sheets, 2 x duvet covers, 2 x pillows, 2 x pillow cases, warm blanket, 2 x towels, 2 x hand towels, photos, alarm clock, radio, door wedge, hot water bottle, desk lamp, small rubbish bin, coffee mug


Clothing: Casual clothing, lightweight jumpers, fleeces, underwear and socks, waterproof shoes, trainers, going out clothes, hat, scarf, gloves, winter coat, rain jacket, pjs, smart shows, clothing for job interviews, purse, swimwear, gym clothing


Laundry items: Washing powder, laundry basket/bag, small drying rack


Bathroom stuff: Shampoo, conditioner, moisturises, skincare wash, hand wash, shower gel, lip balm, shaving cream, razors, tampon/sanitary towels, contraceptives, make-up and remover, hair brush


First aid items: Painkillers, antiseptic cream, cold/flu remedy, nail scissors, plasters, bandages, tweezers, condoms


Stationary: Notice board, drawing pins, cop paper for printing, a4 notepad, jotter, USB stick, pens, pencils, highlighters, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, envelopes, stamps, paperclips, binder, diary, calendar


Electrical items: Laptop, extension led, chargers, docking station, printer, headphones, coffee maker


Kitchen equipment: Pans, plates, bowls, cutlery, utensils, tin opener, bottle opener, kitchen scissors, tea towels, Tupperware, glasses, cling film, tin foil, washing up liquid, bin bags


Hopefully this list has helped you figure out some of the things that you may need to take with you. One great website for students to visit for more information is: