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Student Bathroom Essentials

So, you’re heading off to university and it’s time to start packing, but what bathroom essentials will you need? If your accommodation has a shared bathroom, you may end up with duplicates, so it’s worth getting in touch with your housemates to see who is bringing what!

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The first bathroom essential is towels. We suggest bringing at least two, and more if you need one for your hair! A set of towels will definitely suffice, and perhaps choose a patterned one so you can tell them apart from your housemates'. Make sure you bring hand towels with you too. These will need to be frequently changed and washed to stay hygeinic!  We also suggest some temporary hooks to keep damp towels off the floor, while keeping your deposit intact.

Bath Mat

If you’re lucky enough to have your own bathroom, you’ll need a bath mat! Even if you share your bathroom, it’s worth having a few in rotation so they can be frequently washed and allowed to dry between uses. Choose one to match the colour of your bathroom like this Chunky Bobble Bath Mat for a put together look, or go for a funky pattern with this Prism Bobble Bath Mat!

Toothbrush Holder

You need somewhere to store your toothbrush, but if you have multiple toothbrushes in the bathroom, one with a few slots might be better to keep them all separate. You can also get a matching soap dispenser if you trust it to be refilled!

Shower Caddy

Nobody likes showering with lots of bottles and shower accessories at their feet, so a shower caddy is a great idea to keep your bathroom tidy – a challenge you will most likely face when sharing student accommodation! If there are multiple people in your house, even a little storage basket will keep your things tidy and together.

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You’ll want a bin to hand in your bathroom for odd bits of rubbish, and possibly some bin liners to make emptying it less unpleasant! You can choose a bathroom bin to match a particular colour scheme in your bathroom, for a more cohesive look. For example, this 3L Dome Pedal Bin comes in several different colours to choose from!


Laundry Basket

A laundry basket is essential to keep your dirty clothes off the floor and ready to be washed. If you need to go to a laundrette, it’s a good idea to get a laundry basket with handles. This way, you can just grab it and go!


Cleaning Products

You’ll definitely need some bathroom cleaning products whilst you’re at university! Wipes can be super convenient for keeping on top of things too.



We hope this has helped you work out your shopping list for university. If you’re not sure what else to bring, take a look at our Bathroom department for inspiration!

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