It is that time of the year again and for many of you, this is the first time you will be packing for uni! Exciting times. We would like to congratulate you on making it to university and let you in on some secrets about university essentials. Let’s begin from the absolute beginning!
The first thing that you would need while packing your uni essentials are the bags in which you would be putting your stuff. We would suggest that when it comes to luggage, you stick with medium-sized luggage with four casters.
We suggest this because a medium sized suitcase can help you pack as much stuff as you possibly can without making the whole thing unbearably heavy and impossible to carry or maneuver. A large or extra-large bag can definitely store a lot more uni room essentials but carrying it around in case you decide to move can be very challenging.
Other types of bags that you might want to have with you are a laptop bag, a folder where you would put all your important documents and small bags for toiletries, laundry, etc.
Since everyone has their own set of electronic gadgets that they are comfortable using, it is advisable to carry your own when you are moving to university. Chances are, that you might not get the exact same thing in the country that you are moving to. Therefore, we consider them to be university essentials. Later, once you are more familiar with the place, you can always find yourself a new set of favourites.
Uni essentials in this department can include your shavers, laptops, mobiles, chargers, converters, hair dryers, coffee maker, mixers, etc.
It might come as a surprise to many, but the kind of cookware that we are so used to in our kitchens can prove to be a totally cultural thing. When you move into a new culture, you might realise that getting hold of everyday objects is a little tricky, especially if you are new to the place.
That is why the next set of university essentials are pieces of cookware that you might want to pack with you. For example, pressure cookers, idli steamers, chapati pans, etc. might seem like everyday objects in Indian homes but are not that common in British stores. Similarly, bamboo steamers, Chinese cleavers, spider scoops, woks, etc. that are essential parts of a Chinese kitchen are hard to come across in an Australian department store.
We suggest that you do some research on these, deadening on where you are from and pack them in your bag. Alternatively, you can also spend some time on your laptop and figure out how you can land these uni room essentials right at your destination city.
4. A Little Bit of Home
Well, this might be the most important bit of university essentials that you put in your bag because this is something that you won’t find anywhere else! We are talking about your favourite stuffed toy, precious photographs, a sheet that feels like home, your mother’s scarf, you name it.
A little less personal but equally powerful things that can help you feel closer to home in a new environment is a list of your favourite recipes to prepare for the days you miss home, the room fresheners, candles, or even hand wash that smells like home. It can also be your favourite condiments from home, pickled foods and small knick knacks that would add comfort to your new space. We call them the absolute best kind of uni room essentials that you can think of!
Now that you have a clearer picture of all that you might want to pack when packing for uni, we hope you will have a truly enjoyable experience. Happy packing!