With university season right around the corner, now’s the time to get all your ducks in a row so you are more than prepared when you get there.
As well as all the basics, pots and pans, notebooks and pens, clothes and books, it's also time to indulge and treat yourself to those last-minute items you might need.
Here are a few ideas to make your university room the envy of all others, and to help you stay organised, warm and dry in the process.
Splash the cash
There’s nothing more that says university than parties. With a portable Bluetooth speaker, you'll be able to entertain in your room as well as play your music out and about. These speakers are waterproof, have 10 hours of much-needed battery life to ensure the party goes on all night 360 degree sound.
Make your university look more stylish with this overnight bag - perfect for that occasional trip to your parents and the train journey home.
Especially in halls, when every room looks exactly the same, there's nothing better than a cosy looking aesthetic, and personalising your room. By far the easiest way to do this is with your own duvet set. What aesthetic are you going to go for? Bold and bright? Clean and minimal? Fun and fresh?
And why not add to the bed and thrown on a blanket to keep the cold away in those winter months, especially in the North.
And if you pay for your heating bill separately, you can tell yourself you are saving money in the process!
I don't think you would call plants splashing the cash, but spending some money on a few plants will help your room feel like a calm and tranquil space, bring nature into it and even help clean the air.
An academic planner or diary will ensure you never miss a deadline. It's not even a nice-to-have, it's a must. With this night sky planner costing only £4 you can't go wrong.
If you are going to share a bathroom for the next three years, a shower caddy will help you put everything you need to keep yourself clean in one place so you never forget your shampoo mid-shower again. Plus it's waterproof and will last a lifetime.
Beat the weather with a trusty, sturdy umbrella. It might not be stylish, but nor will you when you come in with your hair stuck to the side of your face.
You may be asking yourself why you need a cookbook when you can find anything you could ever imagine via the internet, but when you are stuck for ideas for tea, a student cookbook is just so much easier.
A blanket may look nice, and keep you cosy in the night, but slippers are practical! Once again, they are a great way to save on heating costs!