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The Moving-In Checklist: Everything You Need for Your New Student Home

Moving into your new student home is an exciting milestone. Whether you’re a first-year student or returning for another year, having a well-planned checklist can make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. Here’s Housr’s ultimate guide to everything you need, from essential items to setting up utilities and internet:

Essentials for Your New Student Home

  1. Bedroom & Study Area:
    • Bedding: Duvet, pillows, bed sheets, and pillowcases.
    • Storage: Hangers, storage bins, and under-bed storage boxes.
    • Personal Touches: Posters, photos, ambient lighting, and a desk lamp.
    • Desk Supplies: Pens, highlighters, post-its, notebooks, and a calendar or planner.
    • Tech: Laptop, chargers, and a good pair of headphones.
  1. Bathroom:
    • Towels: Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths – go for a distinct colour or design so they don’t get mixed up with your housemates’! 
    • Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and a shower caddy.
    • Cleaning Supplies: Toilet brush, bathroom cleaner, and a laundry basket.
  1. Kitchen:
    • Cookware: Pots, pans, baking trays, and cooking utensils.
    • Dinnerware: Plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, and cutlery.
    • Appliances: Kettle, toaster, microwave, and air fryer.
    • Food Storage: Tupperware, cling film, foil, and sandwich bags.
    • Basics: Cooking oil, spices, and non-perishable food items like pasta and rice.

Coordinate with your housemates beforehand so you don’t end up with 10 of the same item and none of another! 

  1. Living Room:
    • Seating: Cushions and throws to make the space cosy.
    • Entertainment: TV, gaming console, and board games.
    • Decor: Plants, rugs, and decorative items to personalise your space.

Setting Up Utilities and Internet

Moving into a new place often means setting up utilities and internet, which can be a daunting task. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Electricity and Gas:
    • Take meter readings as soon as you move in to avoid being overcharged.
    • Housr can bundle your utilities into one easy monthly payment, saving you the hassle of dealing with multiple providers.
  1. Internet:
    • Research internet providers in your area to find the best deal for speed and reliability.
    • Consider the number of devices and usage when choosing your plan.
    • With Housr, your internet can be included in your monthly bills package, so you don’t have to worry about separate payments.
  1. TV Licence:
    • If you plan to watch live TV or use BBC iPlayer, you’ll need a TV licence. This can be set up online.

How Housr Simplifies the Process

We understand that moving in and setting up utilities can be overwhelming, especially when you’re juggling academic responsibilities. 

By bundling your bills with Housr, you can focus on settling into your new home and starting your university journey without the stress of managing multiple accounts and payments.

Final Tips

  • Label Boxes: Clearly label your moving boxes with their contents and the room they belong to.
  • Pack an Essentials Bag: Include items you’ll need immediately like toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents in case you don’t get through unpacking everything on day one!
  • Explore Your Area: Take some time to familiarise yourself with your new neighbourhood. Find the nearest grocery store, pharmacy, and public transport links. Check out local perks in the Housr App.

Moving into your new student home is the beginning of an exciting adventure. With this checklist and Housr’s support, you’re all set for a smooth transition. Welcome to your new home and a fantastic academic year ahead!



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