Packing for University can be quite stressful. Often your son/ daughter will never have lived away from home before so they won’t have many household things of their own and it is really easy for something small, but potentially important, to slip through the gaps.
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In order to avoid this, here are our top tips for helping your child pack for uni…
- Find out what is provided- lots of flats will come with things like kettles, irons, mops etc. and there should be a list of all of these amenities online.
- Find out what their flatmates are bringing- most university halls have online groups to help people get to know their flatmates before they move in. Through this, your son/daughter can ask people what things they are bringing and what they need. This will avoid them having 5 toasters and no pans!
- Wait a little bit- if you are driving your son/ daughter to university, it is a good idea to wait until you get there before buying lots of stuff, this way you can check what sorts of things they need.
- Take stuff from home- avoid buying everything new. If you let your child take things like towels and bedding from home, you will save some money and avoid having tonnes of sets of everything when they move back after 3 years.
- To make sure they get everything they need, go through our University packing checklist.