Moving into Student Accommodation: 10 Essentials
Moving out of home is a big change, especially when your new home is a student accommodation block. You are living in a new place, often with strangers, and you don’t have your family to rely on day-to-day. But, you can prepare yourself for life in student digs.
Here are the ten must-haves when moving into student accommodation!
1 Good quality Headphones
A good quality set of headphones are essential when living in student accommodation.
There will be times when you want to listen to some music, study in peace, or get an early night. You will not regret investing in headphones, especially when your roommates bring home a friend after a night out.
Rooms in student accommodation can be dark, dull and clinical. Get a few framed pictures of your family and friends to bring with you to brighten up your room and make it homely. It will make a huge difference.
3 Big Blanket
It gets cold in student digs. Make sure to bring an oversized duvet or blanket with you to keep warm on those chilly nights.
4 Extension Power Lead
You can never have too many plugs, and there are never enough in any student digs. For the sake of a couple of euros, buy one in advance of moving in.
5 Portable Speaker
The person with the speaker is the life and soul of every party, fact.
6 First-Aid Kit
A first-aid kit with plasters, painkillers and bandages is a good investment. We promise that you will need these all at one stage or another during your college career.
7 Board/Card Games
Games are always great to have on a night when you and your roommates have nothing to do. Monopoly might not be a good idea – it never ends well.
8 Mini Fridge
You can get an affordable mini-fridge in most electronic stores – and they are worth every penny. There is nothing better than having somewhere in your room to keep your snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic, of course).
9 Laundry Basket + Drying Rack
You will have washing and need somewhere to put your smelly clothes (your floor is not a long-term solution). These should be the first two things you buy.
10 A Doorstop
Keeping your door open is a great way to make friends. You will be living with your roommates for at least a year; it is always a good idea to get to know them if you can.