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What to pack

By QMHalls 06 Aug 2021

If you're coming to uni in September, your first task when you arrive will be to unpack...

And if you don't have everything you need, it's only going to make life much more difficult.

Therefore, we've come up with a checklist of stuff you're going to need when living in halls.

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Here's a list of everything you need:

  • Duvet, duvet covers
  • Pillows, pillowcases
  • Bed sheets, mattress cover
  • Blankets
  • Comfortable clothing for lectures or just lounging around, e.g. the three J’s: jumpers, jeans, joggers.
  • A selection of clothes suitable for different weather conditions
  • Fancier outfits that you may wear out for an event
  • Pyjamas/dressing gown
  • Underwear!
  • Wash bag, especially if you’re sharing a bathroom
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Face wash and moisturiser
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Razors/shaving foam
  • Deodorant/perfume/aftershave
  • Bedroom lamp
  • Phone and phone charger
  • Laptop and laptop charger
  • Dishcloths/sponges
  • Plates/bowls/cutlery
  • Washing up liquid
  • Rubber gloves
  • Food (bring some essentials for the first few days)
  • Towels (hand and body)
  • Toilet roll/toilet brush
  • Toilet bleach/antibacterial spray
  • Laundry basket
  • Umbrella
  • Stationery/notebooks/folders (something you'll definitely need if your lectures are all online)

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Now that you've got a list of things you need to buy to make your new flat a functional home, it's time to get shopping! Don't forget we have an online shop where you can purchase a range of items that can be delivered to your room once you arrive, check it out here.

Don't forget that you can print this out or screenshot it to use it as a shopping list!


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