Packing tips: what to bring and essentials to buy
If you are on a budget and you are flying with a cheap airline, the cost of the extra luggage might be a small fortune, therefore it might be smart to stick to the essentials or maybe even start finding a good delivery company that delivers internationally, has good prices and can help you out. This is a list I came up with and wished I planned better before coming to Uni last October:
- Including some of the basics, you need to know if your room comes with bed sheets, pillows, a mattress protector, an alarm clock, coat hangers, a laundry basket, maybe even a lamp.I was quite surprised when I did not have a lamp, therefore I had to order one online.
- A smart investment might also be a light, high volume suitcase, as most airlines have a weight limit.
- Take your laptop, phone and any other devices you need for studying purposes, as well as communication purposes.
- Stock up on stationery, as they can be quite expensive in some countries.
- Do not forget your ID, passport, birth certificate and/or driving licence
- Necessary clothes, sports clothing, pairs of shoes, winter clothing, a swimsuit.
- Posters/ photos as most of the accommodation room provide pinboards.
- You can post any appliances you need: a straightener, a hair dryer, a flat iron, a small hoover and kitchen essentials: a wok, saucepan, small cutlery set, scissors, plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, flat baking tray and Tupperware.
- Do not forget your university admission acceptance letter and your course acceptance letter, as well as your Student ID no.
- As for bathroom essentials, you do need towels, medication, supplies, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, make-up, plasters.