Just curious about the things people didn't already have already and how much it all came to.
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What sort of things did you buy for university and how much did you spend? watch
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- 17-08-2012 02:34
- 17-08-2012 05:46
Grill, toilet roll, books, air freshner.
- 20-08-2012 19:43
So far, I have towels (2x hand, bath towel & bath sheet, just under £40), pans (normal and a wok, £22), cutlery and bowls/mugs (£10), bedding (£20), first aid gear (£20, went for cheap paracetmol/plasters but things like burn and antisceptic cream are not cheap), academic gear (probably £10, refill pads/push-pins/diary). Spent about £15 on a couple of new t-shirts and some sandals (apparently corridor and kitchen floors aren't nice), and loads of money on new underwear (although not specifically for uni ).
Everything else like 'niche' cutlery (tin-openers etc), plates, pens, files and decor were either given by relatives or I already own.
- 21-08-2012 00:03
I bought a minifridge to keep all my dairy products in (yoghurts, cheese, butter, milk) before going to uni. Bought a set of three pans, a 12 piece crockery set (4 bowls, 4 big plates, 4 side plates), a colander, a printer, a bottle opener, books, picture frames and a couple of new shirts. Everything else I already had. It didn't cost much actually which is always good!
- 21-08-2012 00:11
Around £300-£400 (excluding the laptop and bike):
* New Laptop
* Bicycle (after starting uni) + Accessories (Lock, Odometer, Pump...)
* Bean Bag
* Lava Lamp
* Loads of stationary (spare pens, etc.) - Probably spent around £50 just on that
* New Clothes, and shoes
* A spare calculator
* New Phone (Well, I did this because my previous phone was 2 years old)
* USB Sticks (1x 16GB and one 4GB which I had from before)
* Swiss Army knife (for whenever I'd need a screwdriver or bottle opener etc...)
* Red Bull at whole sale price (A crate of 24 for when I have very little sleep)
* New Shoulder bag
* Throw Blanket
* Rug (which was useless though)
* A lot of snacks (Celebrations, Crisps, Chocolates, cans of coke...)
* Enough spare shampoo, soap, shaving oil, aftershave, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc to last for the entire first year
* Big Sports Direct Wall Clock
* Desk Lamp (didn't use because it was available in my room)
* Bedding accessories (Pillows, Bedsheets, Quilts, Covers...)
Im glad I still have the list of items to take to uni, which I made in MS Excel. Can't believe so much of it was useless...
I started making a list way before (October the year before I went to uni) and therefore managed to spend very little on all of the above. A lot of items were bought on special offers or from Lidl / Aldi where they come occasionally and are super cheap and decent quality
- 21-08-2012 03:25
I bought a laptop for university so far... that's about it.
I have lists of what I need to buy, however, headed under 3 broad categories: Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
- 21-08-2012 03:29
A new duvet set
A new lamp
Some nice pillows
One plate, one bowl, and 3 cups.
and that's about it. I didn't see the need for all this extra crap people insist on bringing. Everyone in the flat brought about 6 pans each so I just borrowed theirs. I bought stuff I needed as and when I needed it. I spent about £70 maybe?
- 21-08-2012 14:50
I recommend everyone to go to Costco. its like an american store where they sell things in bulk really cheaply. Can get all your Uni stuff there. i plan to anyway. It gets rid of the middle men like tesco and morrisons so you save a lot.
- 21-08-2012 16:44
I actual own everything already which is one of the benefits of being a mature student.