The Ultimate Packing List for Starting University

It’s that time of year again – the prospect of moving out and embarking on the Uni adventure is becoming very real for this years’ freshers.

One of the most stressful things about the moving process can be figuring out and remembering everything you need to budget for, buy and pack. Luckily I did all of this last year, and am here to help! This post not only marks my return to regular blogging, but a brand new ‘productivity’ section of Evolve with Elise. Expect everything from creating a student budget and managing your time to ultimate guides on tidying/de-cluttering.

But for now, with Fresher’s week just around the corner, here is my ultimate University packing list!

Kitchen:

  • 2 mugs
  • 2 dinner plates
  • 2 bowls
  • Frying pan
  • Small pan
  • Wok
  • Measuring jug
  • Kitchen scales
  • Can opener
  • 2 knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • 3 tea towels
  • Washing up liquid
  • Dishcloths
  • Kitchen staples (tinned foods, olive oil etc)

Bathroom:

  • Hand soap
  • 3 towels
  • 3 hand towels
  • Shower mat

Bedroom:

  • Mattress protector
  • 2 bottom sheets
  • 2 top sheets
  • 2 duvet covers
  • 2 pillowcases (or 4 if you have a double bed)
  • Coat hangers
  • Clothes horse
  • Laundry basket

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap/shower gel
  • 2 flannels
  • Deoderant
  • Pads/Tampons
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Skincare products
  • Cotton wool pads/buds
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Moisturiser
  • Paracetamol/Ibuprofen
  • Plasters
  • Makeup
  • Razor
  • Shaving foam
  • Tweezers
  • Suncream

Cleaning supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Cream cleaner
  • Anti-bacterial surface spray
  • Glass cleaner
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Floor/surface wipes

Electricals:

  • Phone + charger
  • Portable charger
  • Laptop + charger
  • Portable speaker

Other:

  • Purse
  • Driving license/passport/other ID
  • Railcard
  • Bank cards
  • Cash
  • Clothes
  • Handbags
  • Jewellery
  • Uni bag
  • Stationary
  • Course-specific Uni supplies

Hopefully if you are a fresher or even moving back to Uni, this might help you get your head around what’s still left to pack and get together. If you’ve already got your list sorted, have a look and see if there’s anything you’ve missed off (or if I’ve missed anything, let me know – there’s bound to be something!)

And above everything else, enjoy Fresher’s Week!

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