The countdown is still ticking and that day is getting closer and closer. I've probably mentioned this way too much already, but if you didn't know, in less than 2 weeks (!!!) I'm going to be moving out and starting my university experience.

For most of us this will be the first time moving out and living somewhere new, so you probably don't have that much knowledge on what you're actually going to need. Believe me, I didn't. So I've decided to put together my ULTIMATE university packing list. I've compiled everything that I'll be taking with me, plus a few extras that you might want to sneak into your bag. 

I do want to add a little disclaimer and say that some of you might not need to take EVERYTHING on this list, and will probably seem a little bit OTT. Some unis provide different items to others, so take this into account. 

I hope this helps someone out there organise their shiz a little better, and maybe make your transition a little smoother! 

p.s. I've added a little something at the end, which I was going to try and make into a little free printable tick list, but it's now just ended up being images haha. Feel free to save them images and print it out (if you can) and take it along with you to tick everything off!


  • Duvet
  • Pillows
  • Duvet Cover x2 (always have a spare when one's in the wash)
  • Pillowcases
  • Bed Sheets
  • Mattress Protector
  • Pillow Protectors 
  • Cushions (add an extra bit of comfort)
  • Throw/Blanket
  • Desk Organiser
  • Desk Lamp
  • Wardrobe Hangers
  • Wardrobe Organiser (amazing if you'll have a small wardrobe like me)
  • Storage Boxes
  • Decorative Pieces - Plant, Reed Diffuser etc.
  • Bin
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Books
  • Reusable Bags
  • Favourite Things From Home

  • Towels 2x hand 2x bath
  • Toothbrush Holder
  • Bath Mat
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Toiletries
  • Wash Bag

  • Pots & Pans
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Plates & Bowls
  • Chopping Board
  • Knives
  • Mugs & Glasses (a bit of a selection)
  • Microwave Lid (thank me later)
  • Oven Tray
  • Oven Mitt
  • Reusable Straws
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Tea Towels
  • Scissors
  • Can Opener
  • Measuring Jug
  • Cleaning Products (I'd recommend buying these with your flat mates when you get there)

  • Bag - Backpack etc.
  • Laptop & Laptop Case/Bag
  • USB Stick
  • Printer
  • Pens & Pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil Case
  • Student Planner (so you can feel mega organised)
  • Page Tabs/Post It Notes
  • Document Wallets & Folders
  • Stapler
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener 

  • Phone & Chargers
  • Keys
  • Wallet/Purse
  • ID
  • Important Documents - Passport etc.

If you're going to uni this year like me, I'm sure you'll have the best time, and good luck!

Feel free to save and use this list!

1 comment

  1. This is such a great list for anyone who's heading off to uni! Back when I was at uni I brought pretty much everything that's on your list with me (plus a clothing rail for my extra clothes haha)