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Accommodation must haves

Friday 17 August 2018, Accommodation

by Swansea University

Accommodation must haves

Relevant to
Swansea University
Moving to university is a big decision, and it’s easy to feel like you need to pack up your whole life. However, remember that you don’t need to bring every single item you own!

Most of you will be sharing accommodation, so you should discuss with your flat mates what to bring before you arrive – often there will be ways to get in touch with them before you start uni, so check your university’s website or social media pages. Also, if you’re staying in halls, make sure you find out what’s already provided, such as kettles/toasters.

As long as you start with the basics, you can’t go wrong. Read our handy checklist with our must haves.

Things you could share:
cling-film
tin foil
bin bags
washing up liquid and sponge
tea towel
oven gloves
baking tray
whisk
cheese grater
peeler
can opener
measuring jug
colander
sauce Pan
frying Pan
bottle opener
tin opener
iron and ironing board

Kitchen checklist:
cutlery
plate(s)
bowl(s)
mug
glass
scissors
knife
tupperware (for meal prep)
chopping board
ladle
spatula
reusable water bottle
flask

Bedroom checklist:
duvet
pillows
bed sheets
coat hangers
laundry basket
mirror
door stop
towels
umbrella
rucksack
clothes (don’t forget the fancy dress for socials!)