Friday, 13 September 2013

Packing for Uni

1. If your parents are saying things like "pack as though you are going on a two week holiday!" don't listen to them. They are saying this 'cos they hope it'll be like you are going on a two week holiday. You are not. You're moving out!

2. 8 pairs of shoes is not excessive...

3. And neither is 9 pairs of leggings... so don't think you look silly bringing that many!

4. Don't forget things that are usually a given in your household (shampoo, conditioner, and probably some toilet roll as you might need some as soon as you get there!)

5. Don't forget your student cookbook ;)

6. If you do forget something, don't fret, you can come home and get it if it's essential or even have your parents post it! And it's not like there won't be normal shops wherever you're going... 

7. If you are moving into private housing, not halls (like me) don't forget pots and pans and whatever is not supplied by the landlord...

8. ...and don't forget your keys!

9. Check if you have a double or single bed, you might need to buy all new bedding for a different sized bed.

10. Use boxes, suitcases, bags it really doesn't matter. Hopefully your parents will be driving you so you can send them home with empty cases once you've unpacked :)

I haven't actually moved to uni yet, I've literally just packed and this is what I have already learnt from my 'packing experience'. I'm sure I'll have forgotten something or realise something else once I've moved in and unpacked!
Are you moving back to uni this year? Or just starting your first year like me?

amber x 
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  1. I'm not going this year, next year is my year! Thanks for the future tips ha!


  2. Sounds like some good tips! 8 pairs of shoes definitely isn't excessive! Hope you have a good move :)

  3. I can't wait to go to Uni! These tips are really good too, I'm such a heavy packer, take everything everywhere with me! Good luck with Uni and everything, hope you have a good time x

  4. Good luck with moving. I finished uni this year and I took so much stuff with me when I moved out. In fact you're doing good with 8 pairs of shoes. I returned home from uni with over 20 pairs...oopps!

    Lauren | Bits and Bobs xx

  5. GOOD LUCK AMBER!Hope you have an amazing time! :) :)
    Sending you all my Northern Irish love and best wishes x x x

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  7. Good Luck and great post! :)


  8. Yay! So glad I started following your blog when this post came up, I'm going to uni abroad in 2 weeks and I'm so excited! This list also helped :)

  9. Omg, I wish I had the restraint to bring ONLY 8 pairs of shoes hahah. Hope it's going well though! xxx