Student Essentials: Home Comforts, Maximum Convenience

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Don’t leave home without these student essentials! It’s the little things that make university life better – and that let you do all that good stuff like eating and sleeping.

Pack these uni essentials and you can turn your halls of residence into a real home from home. Our student checklist covers everything from that stuff that’s always there, that you suddenly have to actually go out and get…

Right through to the personal touches that’ll take the edge off that generic dorm room look.


Tea Time!

You’ve arrived. What’s the first thing everyone does when they get through the door of a new place? Put the kettle on!

Now, we’re assuming your halls or flat share comes with one, but we can help you out if you need your own kettle.

Cooksmart Spots Mugs, Multi, Set of 4 only £11.87 on Flubit.comBrief Description* Material: 12oz Porcelain * Size: 10.5cm high approx * Microwave & Dishwasher Safe…Go to Product

While it’s boiling, unpack these cheerful mugs. They come in a set of 4, so you can befriend your new flatmates with a cuppa.


Masterchef or Microwave Chef?

If you’re in catered halls then skip to the next section of our dorm checklist. Everyone else, it’s time to rustle up some culinary masterpieces. Or heat a tin of soup, because that’s important too.

You can cook just about anything with a good saucepan and frying pan set.

Heat & Eat Microwave Plate Cover/Colander/Strainer, Red/Blue only £7.21 on Flubit.comBrief DescriptionMicrowave safe Dish washer safe can be used as a microwave plate cover & a colander / Strainer and folds down to…Go to Product

Microwave chefs should check out the Heat and Eat Microwave Plate Cover. Just pop this BPA-free lid over your plate, reheat and remove. Or flip it over the other way to use it as a colander for food prep – so simple!


Essential Food Storage

There’s always a cupboard full of those snap-shut boxes, isn’t there? We’ve got you covered for starting your own food storage box collection though. This set of 3 Lock & Lock Food Storage Boxes is exactly what you need.

Lock & Lock Food Storage Container – Rectangular 1.3L (137 x 104 x 185mm) only £5.55 on Flubit.comBrief Description-Description: Lock & Lock Food Storage Container – Rectangular 1.3L (137 x 104 x 185mm)…Go to Product

This tall rectangular Lock & Lock Storage Container is great for keeping stuff like pasta fresh. It seems basic but that’s a big advantage when you’re sharing a kitchen with other people. And this food container is easy to slot into limited cupboard space too!


Dinner Time Must-Haves

This affordable cutlery set is stainless steel and dishwasher safe, so it’s made to last. But it won’t break the bank either.

We think this soup bowl with its own lid and spoon is the ultimate home comfort eating for autumn and winter. It’s microwave safe, and dishwasher safe too!

SOUP BOWL WITH LID AND SPOON (HOT RED) only £7.9 on Flubit.comBrief DescriptionLe Cruset style stoneware ceramic soup bowl with matching lid and spoon Perfect for keeping your soup warm while you enjoy…Go to Product

And of course, no student checklist would be complete without regular dishes. Tick off dinner plates and bowls right away.

And finally, grab some durable glasses that’ll do for juice by day, and double up for socialising. These beer glasses and wine glasses will do the job nicely.


Student Cleaning Essentials

All done? Pick up a washing up brush and washing up liquid. This massive Fairy liquid bottle is just over 1 litre – that’s a lot of sparkly clean dishes.

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This pack of 10 checked design tea towels is perfect for student halls and house shares.

Complete your clean-up kit with sprays and cloths. We’ve got a bumper pack of cleaning cloths,  Vileda cloths, Method cleaning spray and Harpic Active Fresh cleaning gel. That should cover just about every eventuality!


The Laundry Room

We think the Laundry Master Collapsible Laundry Basket looks like a real space-saver. Unpop it, grab your Fairy Non Bio Pods Liquitabs and fresh laundry is in sight!

Laundry Master Collapsible Laundry Basket, Blue/Grey only £11.6 on Flubit.comBrief DescriptionLight weight Collapsible Attractive design Space saving Overall 26.5cm H x 50.5cm W x 37.5cm D, Fold: 6cm H x 50.5cm W x 37.5cm…Go to Product

Shower Supplies

How many towels do you need? One? Two? Actually, this 10 piece towel bale is about right.

You need a fresh hand towel, bath towel and face cloth. Communal laundry facilities aren’t the quickest thing in the world, so keep spares on hand.

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Flat share with a bath? Grab a suction bath mat with slip resistance. Our very unscientific survey reveals it’s one of the most frequently overlooked when moving into a new place. Well, maybe that’s just us, but we can’t be the only ones!

Shower curtain are right this way… the Sabichi Waves Shower Curtain is basic but bright.


Get a Great Night’s Sleep

So stylish! Such geometry! Just Contempo’s Geometric Duvet Cover Set is available in a few different colour combinations.

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But don’t oversleep! Old-school alarms are timeless student essentials. They’re a great backup in case your phone runs out of battery, and who could miss those light-up numbers?

This classic Roberts Radio Alarm Clock will keep you right on time.

Something You Want and Something You Need

The smart cookies who brought extra home comforts had the dorm rooms we envied, to be honest. If you’ve got a few more quid in the budget, this affordable rug will make your room so cosy.

Sienna Large Soft Shaggy Floor Rug Mat Runner Carpet 5cm Non-Shed Pile – Silver Grey, 120 x 170 cm only £32.79 on Flubit.comBrief DescriptionThis Sienna Home crafted floor shaggy rug will add a luxurious exquisite look and soft warm touch, modernising your room….Go to Product

Oh, and don’t forget a first aid kit. Let’s hope you never need it, but it’s firmly on the ‘you don’t realise you’re missing it until you need it’ list.

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