Moving out and moving into student accommodation or into a student house can be really scary and confusing. You suddenly have to buy so many different things and many things I can guarantee you will NEVER use. However, there are certain items that I know you cannot live without while at University.
1. A door-stop
A door-stop is a great way to allow you to make friends when you first move to University. By having one under your door, you’re making it clear to your new housemates or flat mates that you’re an inviting person who doesn’t mind people coming into your room for a chat or to watch some films. However, always remember to take it out of your door so you can lock your door at night, just in case!
Although a pretty easy item to remember, I know SO many people who seemingly forgot to pack hangers when they first moved in. It’s so important to bring them, especially if you’re like me who in my first year decided to pack the whole entirety of my wardrobe. Even if you don’t want to bring hangers from home, most supermarkets have some great, sturdy hangers for a reasonable price, so I advise you to snap them up!
3. Extension lead/cord
Extension leads have been my saviour these past few years living in student accommodation. One of the worst things is when you’re arranging how you want your room to look and none of your electronics can be plugged in because the leads are way too small. I’ve used extension leads for so many of my electronic items and it’s been so useful!
4. Full-sized mirror
Although many student accommodations do supply a mirror, usually in the ensuite or shared bathroom, a full-sized mirror that you can hang over your door or just have in your room is a great item to have. There have been many times where I have desperately wanted a full-size mirror to check that my outfit was on point.
I absolutely love noise-cancelling earplugs. Living in student accommodation can be extremely noisy at times and during exam season you need a good night’s sleep. I usually wear earplugs every night, just in case.