Men holding cloth basket with a women.
Moving In?

Pack lightly and be ecofriendly! Upon your arrival, we invite you to visit the uOttawa Free Store to find clothing, footwear, towels and blankets, office supplies, kitchen ware, electronics, lamps, textbooks and novels, and much more.

You may need...

Single bed.

Bedroom

MUST HAVE 

  • Bedding, comforter, duvet
    • Leblanc, Marchand, Stanton, Thompson, Friel, Hyman Soloway
      Single bed (38 x 74 ½" | 96.5 x 189 cm)
    • 45 Mann, 90U, Annex, Henderson, Rideau
      Double bed (53 x 74 ½" | 134.5 x 189 cm)
  • Pillow(s)
  • Clothes hangers

 

GOOD TO HAVE

  • Posters & other decorations that will not damage the walls
  • Poster putty, double-sided sticky or hanging strips
  • Alarm clock
  • Audio and music device
  • Small smart TV for your room (Provided in Rideau and in 45 Mann : 1 TV per unit)
  • Extension cord, power bar
  • Extra lamp
  • Extra shelf (self-standing)
  • Fan
  • Nightstand
  • Plants
  • Shoe mat
  • Stackable storage bins
Fork, plate and spoon.

Kitchen

Bring bottled water and some dry food and preserves. If you ever catch the flu, you may have to stay put for a few days.

MUST HAVE

  • Dishes
  • Glasses/mugs/cups
  • Cutlery
  • Can opener
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Kitchenware (Pots, cookware)
  • Dish rack, crate, dish soap, dish towels, sponges/cloths
  • Measuring cups
  • Cutting board
  • Food (even if you have a meal plan)

 

GOOD TO HAVE

  • Plastic containers
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Coffee maker*, tea kettle*
  • Toaster, toaster oven* (NOT allowed in traditional residences)

*All your electric appliances must have an auto shut-off feature. Cooking is not allowed in the bedrooms.

 

Shower head.

Cleanliness
Hygiene

MUST HAVE 

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Towels and hand wipes
  • Toilet paper roll (provided in communal washroom in traditional residences)
  • Dental and body hygiene items
  • Shampoo
  • Soap dish and soap
  • Laundry hamper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Sanitizing product

 

GOOD TO HAVE

  • Bathrobe
  • Shower flip-flops
  • Shaving gear
  • Tissues
  • Personal thermometer
  • Stain remover
  • Fabric softener
  • Folding clothes drying rack
Two people icon.

Regular Use

MUST HAVE

  • Prescribed medication
  • Laptop / Tablet
  • All chargers for electronic devices
  • Basic tool kit
  • Pencils, pens, markers, ruler, scissors, stapler
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Back pack

 

GOOD TO HAVE

  • Dress clothes for job interviews
  • Swimsuit
  • Ear plugs
  • Needle and thread
  • Slippers
  • Smoothing iron
  • Calculator
  • Printer, ink, paper
  • Mini-fridge (traditional residences)
  • Camera

What NOT to bring

  • Your pet
  • Toaster and toaster oven (not allowed in traditional residences)
  • Weapons
  • Candles
  • Furniture
  • Microwave oven
  • Home cinema
  • BBQ
  • Wireless router

Rent a fridge

To rent a fridge or freezer, contact Coldex

www.coldexrents.com
1-800-268-2653
info@coldexrents.com

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