What should you bring when moving as a student?

Blogs 04 Jan 2023 / 2 mins read

By Owen Redman

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What should you bring to your student housing?

So you’ve completed your year in halls and are now moving into a new place with your friends, but what do you need to bring? 

It’s always a bit of a kerfuffle when you end up with six toasters, four kettles, and the odd slow cooker. 

We’ve pulled together a brief list of what you should and shouldn’t need as essentials when moving in; everything else can be figured out as a group as you go.



  • Duvet, Pillow, and Linen
  • Mattress Protector
  • Tech – Laptops, Consoles, TV
  • Your clothes
  • Textbooks
  • Identification
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Basket
  • Cutlery – Check with your roommate about storage, though. Do you want six drawers filled with knives and forks?
  • Crockery – Check with your roommates again. There will be space. It just depends on if you want to share. 


  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Desk – This is normally provided. Make sure to double-check. 
  • Hoover
  • Mob
  • Dustpan & Brush


Negotiate: By this, we mean pop it in the group chat. No one needs 60 toilet rolls and four bottles of surface spray.

  • Toilet Roll 
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Kitchen Utensils – Colanders, jugs, teatowels, saucepans.


You’re working with limited space, so anything that isn’t for your room will be in a communal area, and you don’t want to fill it too much.


Posted by Owen Redman

Co-founder of Roome

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