Bedroom and Bathroom:

  • Duvet

  • Pillows x2

  • Bedsheets and pillow cases

  • Alarm clock

  • Lamp

  • Bath towels and hand towels

  • Bath mat

  • Toilet roll

  • Toothbrush and toiletries


  • Laundry Basket

  • Washing powder/fabric softener

  • Drying rack


  • Mugs

  • Glasses

  • Plates and bowls

  • Cutlery

  • Kettle and toaster (these may depend on whether your halls provide them and you don’t all want to have brought them and have about four of each!)

  • Frying pan

  • Saucepans

  • Scissors

  • Tin opener

  • Corkscrew

  • Chopping boards and knives

  • Cheese grater

  • Wooden spoons

  • Spatula

  • Cupboard ingredients such as coffee, tea, sugar, eggs, oil, salt and pepper

  • Tupperware

  • Tea towels

  • Washing up liquid


  • Tops and vests

  • Jeans and trousers

  • Underwear

  • Pyjamas

  • Dressing gown

  • Shoes

  • Slippers/flip flops

  • Swimwear

  • Dresses/evening wear for special occasions


  • Laptop/computer plus charger

  • USB cables

  • Printer

  • Mobile phone and charger

  • IPod and charger/laptop cable

  • TV if you want one in your bedroom, though you will need to pay a TV License

  • Batteries (rechargeable)

  • Multi plug adaptor or extension lead

All of these items mentioned can be found in various shops like Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco, Wilkinsons, Argos and Poundland. These stores always have items specific for students around this time of year and even have whole sections based around going back to uni so you are sure to find whatever you need. Argos has a value range where you can find toasters, kettles, cutlery, pans and baking trays for extremely good prices. You can buy a kettle for £5! For £19.99 you could get a 20 piece kitchen essentials set which includes saucepans, frying pans, utensils and baking trays. As well as all of this you can also find some great deals at IKEA. You can get coat hangers to go over your door (a great space saver!) for less than £5, a toilet brush for £2, a set of storage baskets for £3.50 and much more!