6 items you don’t need to take to Uni

01 Aug 2022
By Unite Students, Staff writer at The Common Room

Now that you know what you should bring, it’s also useful to know what items are not worth the stress of packing. Here’s a list of 6 items you probably won’t need to bring to university.

1. An iron

Chances are, you won’t need to iron your clothes as often as you think you will. If you’re really keen to bring one, check what appliances come with your accommodation as some flats may already have an iron in them.  

2. Your entire wardrobe

Whilst it’s tempting to simply pack all the clothes and shoes you own, you likely won’t end up wearing each of them. Bring the clothes you know you definitely will wear and save some storage space for other items.  

3. Old revision notes

It’s easy to think some of your old revision notes might prove useful, but for most students those bulky revision folders will go untouched throughout the year!  

4. Too many kitchen appliances

It’s a good idea to bring your own cutlery, crockery and pans, but you could save money by sharing other utensils (such as kitchen scissors or cheese graters) with your new flatmates. You can use the MyUnite app to communicate with your flatmates about which items you might be comfortable sharing with each other before you arrive. Additionally, all flats come equipped with a toaster, kettle and microwave, so no need to haul these heavy items with you.

5. Printer

Most universities will ask you to submit work online. If you do need to print anything, your university libraries will have plenty of printers available to use. Alternatively, some of our buildings have a printer available on site - check your property guide to see if this is included with your building.

6. Excessive stationary

This relates to the above point. As a lot of work will be based online, you may not need as much stationary as you might be used to. Bring the basics, but your 24-colour highlighter set is probably not worth the trip!

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Staff writer at The Common Room