Moving into your new student accommodation can be a very exciting and a very daunting occasion. You don’t need to be worried, though, as we have a few tips on what to take with you and what you need in order to be prepared for the year ahead.
A basic toolbox should be a necessity for any student accommodation. In the toolbox you should look at having at the very least a screwdriver, spare fuses (anything can blow and at any time), double-sided tape which can be used for a variety of things, and a plunger – to clear those blocks when speed is of the essence. Having these ready is a great start for any common problem that can occur in the year ahead.
Lightbulbs can let you down in an instant, and having spares to hand where you can easily locate them will come in handy in those emergency situations.
It seems pointless, until you need them, but having extra kitchen utensils such as a can opener can save you and your housemates from a lot of stress and possible arguments.
An easily overlooked part of moving into somewhere new is having enough cleaning products around the place. Ensuring you get your cleaning products in early can save you and any housemates an embarrassment down the line.
A first aid kit should be in every home, not just student accommodation. Ensuring you have bandages, plasters and other items can only be beneficial and you will be glad you have them if something bad does happen.
You should already have a fire extinguisher and blanket in your student accommodation, but you should ensure they are in date and familiarise yourself and anyone else in the accommodation of their whereabouts.
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The most important part of finding or moving into student accommodation is to ask questions and find out as much as possible about the accommodation itself. Ask others about what you may need and what to expect from the year ahead.