20 Items You Absolutely Need For Your First Year At Uni
When shopping for university essentials, it can be challenging to find unique, high-quality items at an affordable price. Luckily, we have rounded up 20 of the best Amazon items to help you cross out everything on your list. PLUS, as a student you get a 6-month Amazon Prime trial membership that entitles you to free 2-day shipping!
But first, bedding.
Amazon has some really great options for university bedding. Choose a duvet that suits your style, and build your bed with sheets, blankets and throw pillows.
Can’t paint the walls? No problem.
Removable wallpaper is a university student’s best friend when it comes to decorating. The wallpaper will adhere to the wall and remove easily at the end of the term.
Meet new friends.
The beginning of a new term is so exciting. Get to know new hallmates and flatmates by keeping your door open with a doorstop.
Decorate your entire space with a single item.
Not into decorating but don’t like the look of white walls? Pick up a tapestry to hang on your wall for a simple punch of colour.
Take in some succulent plants, because #responsible.
Being forced to leave your pets at home is one of the worst things about going to uni, so invest in a few succulents to keep you company.
Keep your desk tidy.
Having an organised work space is essential to your success.
A laundry bag that won’t break.
Having to lug laundry around is tedious, but it’s even worse with a flimsy laundry bag.
Express yourself with throw pillows.
Building up your bed with a few throw pillows will make your space much more comfortable. Amazon has a lot of cute throw pillows that will fit any style and really show off your personality in your room.
Candles that won’t get you written up.
Use LED candles to make your space cozy, without getting into trouble.
An organiser for your cords.
We all know how frustrating it is when our electronics get tangled.
A jewelry stand that doubles as decor.
A jewelry stand, like this one, will look cute and chic on your bedside table while doubling as a holder for all of your go-to pieces.
Use a chalkboard for important reminders.
Amazon has many removable decals that function as chalkboards. Pick up a few decals to write down all of your upcoming assignments and important dates.
Never forget your keys again.
Hang an organiser on the wall by your door to ensure you never forget your keys before heading out the door again.
Make it a celebration…all the time.
Hang a tassel garland on your wall to make your room feel like a party—all day, every day.
Turn it up.
Amazon has a ton of options to choose from when it comes to speaker systems. We’re personally really into this mood light take on the traditional portable speaker. It changes colours depending on your music, and functions as the perfect companion to spontaneous dance parties.
No room is complete without a photo display of your favorite memories, is it?
Everything you need, at your fingertips.
Put a bedside caddy next to your bed for total accessibility to whatever you may need—books, tissues, snacks—it’s all right there.
Go for the glow.
Because hall lighting really isn’t anyone’s best look, invest in a strand of fairy lights. Amazon carries a lot of traditional fairy lights, but also some strands in various shapes and finishes for a unique look.
Extra seating that doubles as storage.
Collapsible ottomans are the answer to your storage needs. They work as extra seating for when you have guests in your room, while holding miscellaneous items inside.
Unique wall stickers.
If you want to create a totally “you” design in your space, take advantage of Amazon’s selection of removable decals.
Which of these Amazon items will you be bringing to uni with you? Let us know in the comments!
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
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Christina is a member of the class of 2018 at Fordham University. Her favorite things include french toast, concerts and "Sex And The City" re-runs.
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