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31 Essentials Every Fresher Needs To Pack

Get ready for the best year of your life.

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1. A duvet and pillows

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Depending on how warm you tend to get during the night, choose a duvet between 10.5 and 13.5 tog. Marks & Spencer does a hypoallergenic, machine-washable one from £39.50.

Choose pillows depending on what firmness you prefer. Again, M&S does a hypoallergenic, machine-washable set for £12.

2. Two sets of bed linen

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Sainsbury's generally has dealson bed linen, with cotton-and-polyester mixes starting at £2.40 for a single duvet set.

Top tip: Keep an eye on Lidl's upcoming deals. It does great-quality cotton bedsheets for a pittance.

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19. A cookbook

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.

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