What You Should Be Taking To University
For a lot of people who just got their results University is now around the corner. It can seem overwhelming with so much to sort out and figure out it's not like anything that's happened before in your life. If you're moving out it may feel weird, what to pack what to take. What should stay at home it's all very much a blur. As I'm going into Second year I thought I would give you my tips on what to take to University. Now I'm not going to mention the main essentials as so many people have talked about them. UCAS have put together a great list of what you need here. I thought I would talk about the extra bits you're definitely gonna need.
The main things you're gonna want are your home comforts. For me I was so excited to move out, I didn't think I would miss life at home but it's definitely daunting living by yourself or in halls so take from home what you can. In my first year I took a few things from home. I took my favourite mug, my essential blanket, oh and of course too many lights. It's really good to take things from home as it makes the place feel more homey and not so much of a scary place. Obviously you will need to buy some new stuff but you might as well take some home comforts.
Photos are probably the main thing I needed as it made the place feel like a home. It didn't make it feel like some new scary place that wasn't really mine it felt like my humble abode. I took photos of friends, family, holidays the lot really. They're nice to have around, they fill the space and they are also good to have if you're feeling a little homesick. I never actually felt homesick throughout the time and I think it's down to all the home comforts I had in my room.
Posters are another good thing to take, this year I am taking a lot more to really get a better feel for my flat. I want it to feel like it's my place and I can't wait to go back and put my touch on the place. You can buy so many inexpensive ones. I recently picked up a pack of 14 from Ikea and they are amazing with such many details on them.
Bedding was another one that helped. I picked out some new bedding for when I moved in and it helped to make the place feel more homey. This year I have picked up a cute set from Asda it has this gorgeous blue mosaic prints on it that are great to add a pop of colour to my flat. Bedding is such a nice thing to spruce up a uni room and who doesn't love new bedding.
With homeware and little bits and pieces for your accommodation my main tip is not to go too expensive with it. If it breaks or go missing you're gonna be sad that you spent so much money on it. Plus you may not always be in your accommodation as you will probably be out and about so don't go too overboard with it all.
My last tip would be really to take what you want. At the end of the day you know what makes you happy and if you wanna take that massive teddy or all your favourite mugs then you do it. I am going to be doing another post on the essential stationary bits to take to University on Sunday. Let me know if there's anything you want to know around University.
I have a new Bloglovin Post up on Friday and a new Blog post on here every Wednesday and Sunday. Sunday's University post is about The essential stationary bits you'll need from pens to organisers i'm talking about the lot.
Until next time, Chloe!