2021 · Lifestyle · Student Life

6 Things You Don’t Need to Take to University

When it comes to getting ready for university, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need ready to go. Lists are made, things are put in the attic and then the night before, everything is packed up and into the car. Then there’s the killer. It doesn’t all fit.

There’s definitely a tendency to over pack in this situation but there are a few things that you can leave behind and either buy once you’re settled in or you simply don’t need it at all. Let’s take a look at what these 5 things are.


Think bathroom necessities like shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, soap etc. Unless you buy a specific one then these are things you can quite easily buy in a supermarket nearby. This will create more room when you travel to university and is one less thing to worry about that doesn’t need to be on your to buy list.

All of your clothes

Unfortunately, it is highly likely you won’t be blessed with lots of room at university. The accommodation normally have wardrobes that are quite small so there may not be enough room for all of your clothes. I would recommend taking clothes based on the season. For example, taking winter clothes or summer clothes etc. Not only will this mean you’ll have enough room in the wardrobe, you’ll also have more room in the car. Also, think of all the washing you’d have to do with lots of clothes!

Toaster/Microwave etc

Toasters and microwaves and other kitchen appliances are usually supplied by the university so these are things you really don’t need to take. You may want a kettle for your room (if the accommodation allows it) or to bring a toastie maker or a coffee machine or something along those lines but a toaster and microwave especially is something you don’t need to bring.

A Level Resources

This is something I made the mistake of doing when I initially went to university for the first time. I didn’t touch my notes from A Levels at all when I was there. This is just from my experience but the first few lectures were going over things I already knew as I did my university course at A Level. Of course, if you are doing Law at university and you didn’t do that at A Level, you won’t have to worry about this.


It is definitely not worth doing a food shop before you go. It means it’s taking up room and you may have items of food that need to go in the fridge or freezer. I would highly recommend doing a food shop once you get there. At least if you do the food shop once you’re there you’ll be able to get used to the local supermarkets. For example, working out travel, where you want to shop etc. It just means you’ll be able to get all settled in!

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Love Beth


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