You could also frame old postcards and letters from friends to give your room a homey touch. If you're not allowed to have things on the walls, then this one from Tiger props up easily on a shelf.
Brighten up a room with a jolly rug. Tiger has a nice one for £4. IKEA also does them.
12.An extension lead
14.A few mugs
16.A corkscrew/bottle opener
17.A water bottle
If your halls have a kitchen, you don't want to be trying to read your phone or laptop screen while cooking. Good Mood Food by Donal Skehan is healthy, dependable, and very tasty. Alternatively, Lorraine Pascale's cooking is healthy, easy, and accessible.
A wok (to double up as a frying pan) and a general saucepan should see you right. Keep an eye on Sainsbury's for good cookware sales, as well as brand-name misspellings on eBay.
21.One good knife
Remember, quality over quantity when it comes to kitchenware. Better one good knife than five bad ones. Taylor's Eye Witness is pretty solid, and affordable. The one on the right is £11, and the set on the left is a similar price.
22.A shower caddy
23.PJs, slippers, and a dressing gown
If you're sharing a room, then PJs obviously. And a dressing gown and slippers? Well, you'll need to be cosy. H&M does cute ones for both men and women. Or try TK Maxx for bargains.
24.A fleece blanket
To listen to music and notes, but also to block out outside sounds. These Panasonic ones are only £12.99, or if you want to splash out further, there's a nicer leather version for £29.90.
29.A memory stick
31.A sleeping bag
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