Moving away from home; irrespective of whether you are moving into a new neighbourhood or a completely different continent; can be challenging. Therefore, we have created a list of university essentials that will help you cross all the major hurdles of transitioning into your uni life.
Prepare Your Document Folder
Even before you start packing clothes, it is crucial that you make yourself a sturdy document folder. Everything from your education, financial documentation, extra photographs, travel documents and insurance certificates should be organised in the folder so that you do not get flustered or lose important documents when you require them.
Everything from booking your student accommodation to opening a bank account or getting yourself registered will require the right documents. Pro top: Even if you have everything on your phones, do make sure to get physical copies as they can save a lot of last-minute hassle!
Keep A Medical Kit
When moving into a new place, it is always a smart decision to carry medicines that generally work for you. Chances are, that if you are moving into a new country, the salts might remain the same but the names of the medicine that you are looking for can change. Instead of being confused when you are already ill, it is better to have your trusted set of medicines and first aid handy.
When thinking of university essentials, it might not always be apparent that you will need your toiletries and grooming products. There is always the tendency to leave these behind as you can usually walk down the street and get yourself a shampoo, a shave or a bar of soap. However, what we forget to factor in many of the times is travel fatigue, jet lag, weather and unfamiliarity with the place.
These are all the factors that can prevent you from going out for the first few days and it is always the comfort of knowing that you have everything that you might need in your room itself. Therefore, even if you carry travel packs of all these uni room essentials, it is advisable that you don’t leave them out.
When you move away from home, you are going to miss several small aspects of it! Writing from personal experience, I can tell you that carrying that family photograph or your favourite coffee mug or an old, cherished book is definitely worth the space that they would take in your travel bag.
These are the uni room essentials that will make your new place feel like a home away from home and help you deal with homesickness when it strikes.
Weather-Appropriate Clothes and Shoes
It is important to learn about the weather that you can expect when you land in a new place. Although you will probably end up revamping your whole wardrobe by the end of the first university year, it is important to come prepared for the first month at least. If you are going to land in a place where it snows, it is important to keep thermals that cover you from head to toe and have the right shoes.
Similarly, if you are going to be moving in a hot and humid climate, you must have enough lightweight cotton clothes to keep you going for the first month at least!
Now that you have a fair idea of what university essentials look like, we hope that you are able to transition towards your uni life more smoothly. Happy packing!