Key Items Every Irish Student Needs To Survive University

Getting ready to pack and move off to college is incredibly exciting. HomeHak has compiled a list of tips must-have key items and random things that no one thinks of!

Key Items:

  • An extra set of sheets
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • A Coffee Maker
  • A big lamp
  • A mini toolkit
  • A surplus of school and office supplies
  • A really long TV cable
  • A cosy, colourful rug
  • Trash liners
  • An umbrella
  • Twinkle lights and other decor
  • Command hanging strips and hooks
  • A pile of pillows and blankets
  • A big calendar (desk or wall) in addition to your planner
  • A backpack
  • Storage bins 
  •  Air Freshener Spray
  • Your calculator
  • A spare phone charger and battery

In this article, you will find the key must-haves voted by students. Keep reading for more tips for university students in Ireland:


Some Tips:

1. Be able to work and get around

It will be so important to have a good laptop. This should be one that is not heavy to carry around. when moving, you should also have a set of copy books with sets of dividers in them. These will be really helpful for studying. And also, don’t forget a Leap card. This will get you great discounts off travel. 


2. Key items – Don’t bring everything

It is easy to think you need every single pair of shoes in your home wardrobe but you really don’t, trust me. It might seem silly but get yourself a good pair of slippers or flip flops to wear around your apartment or accommodation. You will live in these! Also, an extension lead is always handy. A printer is also great for any last minute assignments needing to be printed off late.. 

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3. Remember to get up

It is easy to just rely on your iPhone but don’t forget to pack a good alarm clock. Yes it may seem old fashioned but this device will physically make you to get up from your warm comfy bed in the morning if you put it at the other end of your room. You also wont end up procrastinating and wasting time checking your notifications. 


4. Be ready to move around

In college, you will be rushing to classes in the morning and doing A LOT of walking around campus in between lectures. That is why a travel mug for coffee, a phone power bank or portable phone charger will be key items on your moving list.


5. A4 is A1

There is nothing worse than not having a suitable bag in university. Find a sports bag or a handbag that’s big enough to fit your laptop. You will also need a bag to use for the gym so consider if you want this to be a multi use bag or if you want to have two separate bags.




To summarise

These are absolutely college must-haves to survive! Bed, Bath & Beyond also has a great variety of packing lists to make your life a lot easier! We hope you enjoyed HomeHak’s key items for surviving life in Irish University!

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