Checklist of things you might like to bring with you:
- Alarm clock or use your phone!
- Pillows / blankets / duvet to help you feel at home
- You can also buy a Bedding Pack, £25 for single set or £35 double, which includes a duvet, pillow, duvet cover, pillow case and fitted sheet. You can pre-order this when you make your accommodation preferences or contact us to arrange this.
- Crockery and cutlery- only bring a couple of plates, mugs and sets of knives and
- Corkscrew, can opener and scissors
- Pans – eg, a small and large saucepan and a frying pan
- Toilet roll
- Cleaning products – including tea towels, cleaning sponges
- Some food for the first day or two
- Door wedge
- Extra coat hangers
- Clothes – think about what you’ll need, bring something for every occasion and weathers
- Books, CDs and DVDs, and something to play them on, headphones
- Passport, birth certificate, bank details, other important documents or perhaps photocopies
- Passport photos
- A calendar for the kitchen or your room
- CV and job references if you plan to look for part time work
- Alarm clock
- Basic first aid kit
- A recipe book
To brighten up the appearance of your room, it’s worth bringing some of your photos or posters to decorate with. Each room has a notice board for you to pin your favourite things on.
Consider the things you use on a daily basis, and bring them. It’s not a good idea to have too much 'stuff’ because space will be limited but if you bring what you need you may it a little easier to settle into your new home.
Don’t bother with…
- A kettle or toaster. There’s one in the kitchen and we don’t recommend one in your bedroom
- Too many text books. It’s often better to buy textbooks when you arrive as you may be able to get them second hand
- Candles – they’re not allowed!