Home Essentials

  • All The Moving Day Necessities You Need

    They say that moving home can be one of the most stressful things a person can do. And that’s a pretty well-founded theory, as anyone who’s carried out a serious house move will well know.

    With so much to shift from your old home to your new abode, it can be an overwhelming thought. But by being structured and organised, it is possible to make a house move a relatively stress-free process.

    One way to help make sure this is the case is by stocking up on excellent moving items that can be used to not only haul your belongings to their new location but also store things once you’re nicely settled into your new home.

    Plastic Storage Options

    Plastic storage boxes are perfect for any big move. They provide ample space to fill with all your precious items and protect them during transit.

    They are also a very flexible option and are perfect for everything from kitchenware and household items to clothes, shoes and even food and drink.

    And once everything is safely moved in, these boxes are great for storing a wide variety of household items. They can be stored under beds, in closets or wardrobes with ease, and are a great way of helping to ensure your home looks spotless.

    Baskets and Boxes

    If you’re looking for more visually-striking storage options for your new home that can double up as extra moving equipment, we have a great selection of basket and boxes.

    These are ideal for families with young children and can house all those toys and items that can get misplaced during a big move, helping parents to avoid tantrums and tears. Plus you can use them to tidy toys away once you’re happily settled in your new home.

    Cleaning Everything Up

    One of the often forgotten elements of moving is cleaning up the mess you leave behind. Nobody wants to leave a house or flat in a poor state when moving out, but it’s always amazing how much unseen dirt can accumulate over time without you even realising.

    So when the big moving day comes, having a great selection of basic cleaning supplies at your disposal can help get things neat and tidy in no time.

    At Poundstretcher, we have a massive range of cleaning products that can help you leave the home you’re vacating looking fresh for the next occupants. We offer a fine range of kitchen cleaners and bathroom cleaners that can get things looking shipshape quickly. This means that if you’re renting, for example, you can give yourself a better chance of getting that all important deposit back.

    Where To Find These Goodies?

    So ahead of your big move, make sure you schedule in a visit to your nearest Poundstretcher store. You can pick up a fine selection of essential items and prepare for the big move in style.

    Do you have any fantastic tips or hints on the best way to sort out with the stress of moving? Come and tell us on Facebook or Twitter!

  • Take A Look Through Our Top February Discounts

    One of the reasons Poundstretcher’s customers keep coming back to us is because of the great value and amazing savings we continually offer to everyone across the nation.

    This February, on top of the 1000s of prices we have already slashed, we’ve also made selected cuts to other parts of our range to provide you with more for your money.

     

    Tea & Coffee Essentials

    There are some pretty fundamental things that get people through the day – one of which is a nice hot drink.

    We’ve knocked 25% off a host of tea, coffee, and sugar canisters, so be sure to browse our selection of homeware products and find what you need.

     

    Salty Savings

    It’s a point of contention among fish and chip fanatics – how much salt do you put on, if any at all?

    Well if you fall on the saltier side of the divide, you are sure to love some of the discounts we have available on our salt selection.

    We’ve knocked up to 50% off a wide variety of our salt products, including Himalayan White Salt, Atlantic Sea Salt, and Pink, Black and White salts in bottles. You can pick up these flavoursome options for less at Poundstretcher this February.

     

    Save On String Lights

    String lights are great for turning an ordinary space into somewhere with a touch of magic.

    You can pick up peg lights that are great for hanging photographs from, making them ideal weddings and party lights.

    We have lowered prices on a host of selected string lights as part of our February discounts, so don’t miss out.

    String lights

     

    Pick-up Some Bargain Placemats

    If you’re looking to add a touch of style and sophistication to the dining table, you’re in luck.

    We’ve knocked our price down on our placemats and coasters, including 2 packs of Black Faux Leather Placemats, giving your kitchen or dining room set up a fresh lease of life.

     

    Keep Warm On Chilly Nights

    The worst of the winter might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that temperatures won’t dip down on chilly evenings.

    To stay warm through the remainder of February and spring, be sure to take a look through our full selection of thermal clothing, including socks, gloves, and hats. You can save on these great items this month at Poundstretcher.

    thermal clothing

     

    Fabulous February Savings

    Don’t forget that our pet event is also currently taking place, so if you’re on the lookout for great low prices for pet products, be sure to visit Poundstretcher before the 2nd March.

    To find your nearest Poundstretcher store, head to our Find a Store for opening hours, addresses, and contact details so you can start planning your next trip today!

    For more fantastic bargains and competitions, why not look at our Facebook and Twitter for everything you could need this February.

  • How to Make A Lovely Mother’s Day Basket

    Don't forget, Mother's Day is this Sunday! So, if you're still wondering what to gift your loved one this year and want to do something a little different, then why not create an amazing Mother's Day gift basket from scratch?!

    Here at Poundstretcher, we have a wide range of Mother's Day gifts to fill that basket of yours right up. So, here's our top 5 pick of what you can add to your mother's ideal gift basket.

     

    1. Lila Grace Body Care Triple Set - £4.99

    Of course, you'll want to start by adding the biggest and heaviest item in first: our Lila Grace London Rose Body Care Triple Set! Containing shower gel, body mist, AND body cream (all in a mature London Rose scent), your mother can feel refreshed and sensational with this pleasant floral fragrance.

     

    2. Gift Wax Melts 8 Pack - £1.00

    Next, why not make Mum's house smell great by giving her an 8 pack of wax melts in a delightful strawberry & cream fragrance? It will add a cosy and inviting atompshere to any home and are presented in a beautiful package, adorned with a butterfly pattern to add a touch of luxury.

     

    3. Dorall For Women Spring Bloom 100ML - £1.00

    Continuing with scent-sations that'll really please your mother, why not gift her a fragrance that truly embodies the fresh and vibrant aspects of spring; Dorall Spring Bloom. With its delightful lavender, mint, and bergamot, with hints of sweet honey, jasmine, sandalwood, and amber, this is a 100ml bottle of sunshine that will surely turn heads.

     

    4. Pink & Grey Elephant Plush - £3.00

    Now to add a cuddly and cute addition to your basket! Mothers are a lot like elephants as they are wise beyond their years. This soft and adorable 20cm plush elephant is the perfect gift item for Mum.

     

    5. Ferrero Raffaello 15 Pieces - £2.49

    Finally, let your mother indulge in her sweet tooth with these luxurious chocolates from Ferrero. Perfect for a relaxing night in with some wax melts burning and a good book/movie/TV show, these 15 pieces of pure chocolate bliss would be the perfect (and luxurious) way of adding the last few touches to your basket.

    Now, just complete your fantastic basket with the finishing touch of a sweet and heartfelt Mother's Day card, and you're all done! Just bundle it up with clear wrapping, seal it up with a nice ribbon, and (if you really want to go that extra mile) present them alongside some beautiful and vibrant flowers.

    If you want to find your nearest store for all your Mother's Day needs, then just hop on over to our amazing Store Finder to see directions and opening times of all the stores in your area! And also, why not share your ideas, find some competitions, and even show off your creations on our Facebook Twitter pages?

  • Top 8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under £4

    With February almost over, the day to honour mothers and mothering figures all across the nation, Mother's Day, will be here! On the 11th of March, you don't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a gift for your loved one. If you are on a budget and want a great bargain this spring, why not show them how much you care with some of our great gift ideas?

    Blue Butterfly Garden Set - £1.99

    Whenever you think of Mother's Day we are certain flowers come to mind, right? If your mother has some green fingers then surely growing her own is much better than simply being presented with a bouquet. That's where this butterfly garden set comes in!

    Containing a gorgeous blue butterfly stake and a shake 'n' rake butterfly seed mixture (containing blue, white, and purple shades), your mother's garden will become a haven for all manner of fluttering butterflies in no time.

     

     

    Indoor Grow Set - Oriental Lily - £3.99

    If an indoor growing kit is more your mother's type of thing then this oriental lily indoor growing kit is just the thing!

    With 3 lily bulbs, compost, and a ceramic planter, this perfect gift contains everything needed to grow your own beautiful lily. You can be sure this kit will produce fragrant dwarf blooms in soft pink shades.

     

    Double Oven Gloves - £3.99

    There's the old saying 'home is where the heart is', but with these 'home is where my Mum is' double oven gloves you'd be able to show her just how you feel about her. Beautifully designed with a traditional quilted floral design, these would make the perfect addition to your mother's home.

     

    Gift Set of 3 Candles - £2.99

    You can never go wrong with candles. They're a fantastic way of setting the mood in a home, letting some beautiful fragrance out, and also they make a suitable decoration. However, what if you cannot choose on just one scent? There's no need to worry about that, as this set of 3 candles comes in Fresh Linen, Strawberries & Cream, and Ocean Breeze!

    Whether they're used all at once throughout different rooms of the home or even used as replacements once one has run its course, it matters not with these unique and luxurious scents that are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

     

    Lila Grace Set of 3 Bath Fizzers - £2.49

    Who doesn't enjoy a good soak? Have your loved one take a fantastic and relaxing bath of pure floral indulgence with these Lila Grace Floral Bath Fizzers! With 3 scented flower-shaped fizzers of pure indulgence, you can be sure that important person in your life enjoys the sheer bliss on more than one occasion.

     

    Lila Grace Triple Hand Cream Set - £2.99

    Since it's still cold outside, why not make a gift out of this Lila Grace Hand Cream Triple Set? Scented with a pleasant floral fragrance, this wonderful trio of hand creams come in three delightful flavours (Parisian Lily, Vanilla Macraon, Peony Plum). Your mother will not only allow their hands to be nice and clean but also silky smooth and moisturised to combat the slowly-fading chilly conditions!

     

    Floral Organiser Notebook - £2.99

    If your mother is the type who loves organisation (or you feel she needs more of it) then this beautiful organiser notebook would make an ideal gift. Featuring a stunning floral design, it contains 4 sections: Addresses, Notes, To Do List, and Planner, so your loved one can stay super organised in style! The notebook also features a handy zip lock pocket for any loose bits and bobs!

    Mum Standing Wooden Plaque - £2.99

    If you wish to come right out and show exactly how you feel about your mother, why not gift her this wonderful wooden 'Mum' plaque? Featuring a cute scattered floral pattern (with a love heart and butterfly for good measure), the words 'If Mothers were flowers I would pick you' will surely make her day.

    There we have our top pick of bargain gift ideas for this Mother's Day! Just make sure you don't forget that the big day is Sunday the 11th of March! Jot it down on your calendar and head on down early to Poundstretcher for incredible bargains. Unsure where your nearest store is? Then just use our handy Store Finder to see directions and opening times of all the stores in your area!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook Twitter for fantastic competitions and more great gift ideas!

  • 5 Plastic Storage Boxes For Under £5 Each

    What better way to start the new year than with a nice organised home? How can you achieve this when you have bits and pieces all over the place? Easy; if the above image (and title) didn't give it away then your answer is plastic storage!

    Finding storage space and how you can maximise it is always a struggle. With the help of these plastic storage boxes from Poundstretcher, you can make sure you are optimising and making the most of your space. Each of the below would not only make a great storage solution but are all well priced at under £5!

     

    Mini Dragon Box - £3.99

    Perfect at clearing away clutter into one secure space, this mini dragon box is the ideal purchase for your New Year cleanse! With a sturdy and clear plastic base, along with a handy fold down lid, this piece is practical, durable, and perfect for your home; and what's more, it can all be had for £3.99!

     

    7 Litre Storage Box 4 Pack - £4.99

    If you wish to divide and place your clutter belongings in separate boxes, then this is the storage container for you. With four 7 litre boxes (each with a different coloured lid), you can see clearly everything that is inside without having to spend time searching around. You can colour coordinate them and are small enough to fit in tight spots.

     

    42 Litre Plastic Storage Box - £4.99

    Want a BIG solution to your storage concerns? Then this 42-litre plastic storage box is just what you're looking for! It's perfect for keeping your belongings safe and sound, and is large enough to keep anything from electronics, books, even things like duvet covers or towels! It comes complete with its own black lid and so can fit in with any home's decor.

     

    Underbed Storage Box - £3.99

    There's plenty of space under your bed, surely, but you want a good underbed storage container without the hassle of having something TOO big under there?  You could just stuff them all into random cardboard boxes and cram them under there; but just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Why not neaten up even those spaces you rarely see with these underbed storage boxes?

     

    32 Litre Fold Flat Plastic Storage Crate - £2.99

    Want a storage container but not a big plastic tub with a lid? Well then, why not try out this fold flat storage crate? It's perfect for when you need that bit of extra storage, especially when you want to move them around with ease. They make great boxes for keeping toys and random bits and bobs in and is made from extremely strong plastic with a sturdy design. With a storage capacity of 32-litres, this crate can fold flat so it can be neatly stored away.

    So, there we have it. Five fantastic products, all at great affordable prices, and only available at Poundstretcher! Be sure to check out the BIG SALE we have going on for plastic storage!

  • TOP 10 Bargain Student Duvet Sets

    As we say farewell to a festival-fuelled, BBQ-blitzed and beach partied summer, here at Poundstretcher we have a HOT deal on selected duvet sets to help you settle in to your University halls or new student flat!

    We have discounted a HUGE amount of bedding lines; from pretty florals to busy city scenes, animal prints to tartan; so, to save you time, we have handpicked out our top 10 favourite duvet sets that we love equally, and we think you will too!

    1. ALL YOU NEED IS A CAT 

    Single: NOW £9.99, Double: NOW £11.99

    Bring some life and fun to your student bedroom with this hilariously quirky cat duvet set. With predominantly crisp monochrome tones, a bespectacled tabby cat and a humorous amendment to a well-known music lyric, this bedding is highly stylish whilst guaranteed to cause a chuckle!

    Whether you’re heading to bed after a particularly stressful deadline, or need a ‘pick-me-up’ before that Monday morning lecture, this bedding is exactly the sort of cheer you need to turn that frown upside down!

    • Available in Single and Double sets
    • 1 x Single/Double cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £9.99, Double duvet set: NOW £11.99

    2. FIFTH AVENUE

    Double: NOW £11.99, King: NOW £12.99

    Wake up in the ‘Big Apple’ with this dynamic and tonal New York City Fifth Avenue duvet set. Slashed with mustard and shades of grey, this bedding captures various scenes from the bustling New York streets and will make you wake up in an Empire ‘State of mind’, ready for lectures!

    The neutral greys and creamy mustard have a soothing effect so, even though the city never sleeps, at least you know you will!

    • Available in Double and King size sets
    • 1 x Double/King duvet cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £11.99, King size duvet set: NOW £12.99

    3. FOLLOW YOUR AZTEC HEART 

    Single: NOW £9.99, Double: NOW £11.99

    Chase the festival season with this bright duvet set. With a mishmash of summery pastels in an Aztec type print, you’ll never fail to wake up refreshed and ready for the day—even if it’s raining outside! With the quirky ‘follow your heart’ bow and arrow design, this bedding will bring some sunshine into your bedroom.

    Even if it is totally miserable outside, blowing a gale and sobbing with rain, you can bring back the memories of sun bathing, BBQs and afternoon naps with this summery bedding!

    • Available in Single and Double sets
    • 1 x Single/Double cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £9.99, Double duvet set: NOW £11.99

    4. ORIGINAL AMERICAN VINTAGE

    Double: NOW £11.99, King: NOW £12.99

    In fresh white tones, with black and grey logos, this charming American Country themed duvet set set is fresh, comforting and homely. With the logos printed across in a handwritten scrawl, this bedding has a personal touch that makes for a good night’s sleep!

    It’s fresh and bright so, no matter how ‘boxy’ your student bedroom is, this will bring the light in, making it feel airy not cramped!

    • Available in Double and King sized sets
    • 1 x Double/King cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £11.99, King size duvet set: NOW £12.99

    5. CHARLOTTE POSY PATCHWORK 

    Double: NOW £9.99, King: NOW £11.99

    Freshen up your student room with this pretty Charlotte Double duvet set. Predominantly pastels, with a mash of patterns, mixing dainty florals with sky blue stripes, polka dots and patchwork, this vintage set is sure to bring the summer to your bedroom all year round!

    This duvet set is available in Double and King sizes.

    • Double duvet cover including 2 x matching pillowcases
    • Pastel summery design
    • Reversible
    • Also available in King size

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £9.99, King size duvet set: NOW £11.99

    6. GREY TEXTURED PARQUET GEOMETRIC 

    Single: NOW £7.99, Double: NOW £9.99

    Freshen up your bedding with this classic geometric duvet set! In grey and blue tones, this bedding is soothing; simple yet stylish– perfect to spruce up your plain student bedroom!

    With a reversible lighten geometric design on the under-side; you can keep your bedroom constantly fresh! Available in single and double sizes, you can find the right size for your bed!

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £7.99, Double duvet set: NOW £9.99

    7. NEON PINK DANCE ALL NIGHT 

    Double: NOW £11.99, King: NOW £12.99

    Dance the student night away with this neon duvet set. For anyone who likes a party, this bedding is perfect for curling up in after a typical freshers' Saturday night at a toga party! Vibrant and edgy, this would be perfect bedding set for students looking to brighten up their new digs. With a fresh white-based cover on the other side, you can pick and choose your bedding based on your mood!

    • Available in Double and King sized sets
    • Reversible
    • 1 x Double/King cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £11.99, King size duvet set: NOW £12.99

    8. TARTAN CHELSEA 

    Single: NOW £7.99, Double: NOW £9.99

    Freshen up your bedding with this classic Chelsea duvet set! Predominantly navy and red, in a tartan design, this bedding is simple, stylish and cosy– perfect for University students! With a reversible pattern on the under-side of paler complexion, you can keep your bedroom constantly fresh! Available in single and double sizes, you can find the right size for your bed!

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £7.99, Double duvet set: NOW £9.99

    9. DRAMATIC FLORAL PRINT 

    Double: NOW £9.99, Kind: NOW £11.99

    Bring some theatre to the bedroom with one of these striking floral duvet sets. With opulent tones of pink petals clustered at the top leading down towards solid colour, this bedding is brilliantly dramatic and will make your bed the focal point of your student bedroom!

    Double: NOW £9.99, King: NOW £11.99

    Who said you had to eat up your entire student loan for luxurious bedding?

    • Available in Double and King size sets
    • Aubergine or Black colour schemes available
    • 1 x Double/King duvet cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £9.99, King size duvet set: NOW £11.99

    10. MODA BLOCK STRIPE

    Double: NOW £9.99, King: NOW £11.99

    Chic and fresh, this block stripe duvet set is simple yet classic and will brighten up your bedroom. The collage of black and grey or blue and grey will give your student bedroom sophistication whilst also bringing a sense of calm and neutrality- perfect to curl up in and relax, letting yourself drift off and say goodnight to the day’s tribulations.

    • 1 x Double/King duvet, 2 x matching pillowcases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester
    • Reversible
    • Available in grey colour scheme (Full price: Double– £12.99, King – £14.99)

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £9.99, Blue King size duvet set: NOW £11.99

     

    So, save your student loan for important things like books, beer and exciting dinner time options and dress your bed with one of our amazing duvet sets for bargain prices!

    Check out the Poundstretcher bedding website to see the full range of bedding in the offer and pick the one to suit your style!

    Leaving home for University can be difficult and stressful, so make sure you’ve got a relaxing place to sleep that matches your personality and make your new house a home with Poundstretcher!

  • Get Ready For Back To Uni Season With Poundstretcher

    It's finally that time of year; uni is now looming ever closer. Whether you're a fresh-faced student straight out of college/a gap year, or a mature student, it's always a good idea to have a checklist of the university essentials, and Poundstretcher is here to help!

    Items including your passport, driving license, documents regarding your student loan, clothes, bank card, laptop, TV, and all the other essentials to student life are a given. You’re bound to take all of them, right? However, how about the rest of the things you’re going to have to pack? All the items you'll need to buy especially for student life?

    Doesn't matter if you're going to be a fresher moving into Halls or returning and living with friends in a rented student house. The below checklists are ideal for your uni survival.

    If you are entering Halls of Residence or even some student accommodation, then you may not need certain items (a toaster, iron, ironing board, and even the cleaning supplies are usually provided when in Halls). If in doubt, it's best to consult the university residential services.

    Uni Checklist: Stationery

    Uni Checklist: Bedroom

    Uni Checklist: Toiletries & Bathroom

    Uni Checklist: Cleaning Supplies

    Uni Checklist: Kitchen

    Uni Checklist: Groceries

    Miscellaneous

    And there we have it. Everything (and then some) you may need whilst at university. Some of the above can be altered or removed to suit your own personal preferences and needs. Splitting the cost between flatmates and university friends is also a great and affordable way to go about things.

    Wondering where your nearest Poundstretcher is exactly? Well then, check out our handy Store Finder to see Google Map directions and opening times.

    Good luck!

  • Student Essential Plastic Storage for LESS!

    Everybody can relate to a lack of places to put things. At Poundstretcher, we have a huge variety of bargain plastic storage containers so you can de-clutter your home for less!

    In light of the student season; where young, unsuspecting 18 year olds head of to their brand new digs in Fresher’s Halls or returning students are moving onto pastures new and renting a student flat with friends, their new abode will most likely be small and compact– a place unlikely to stay serene and clean in the exam period!

    But, before you let your accommodation dictate your stress levels and, ultimately, effect you achieving your capabilities, check out our amazing selection of plastic storage containers below, hand-picked for students struggling to keep things organised and tidy!

    32-LITRE UNDER BED PLASTIC STORAGE BOX

    The best way to save space is by utilising the space already taken up by something else. Under the bed is a great way to store items you may not need immediately. In the summer, free your wardrobe up ready for t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops by taking out all of your winter accessories like coats, wellies, scarves, hats, gloves and woolly jumpers.

    But where to put them?

    Fold everything up and pack it into one of our 32-litre Under bed plastic storage boxes. At ONLY £3.99 EACH or 3 for £10, you can store anything that you know you won’t need for a while in this plastic storage container and slide it neatly under your bed.

    It’s as if it never existed! And, because it’s sealed and plastic, it is durable and will keep all the contents dry (in the unfortunate case that maybe you leave the window by your bed open in torrential rain!), as well as being easy to slide out so, you can still access everything you need!

    And when the winter comes again, you can pull out your cosy clothes and replace the box with all your summer essentials!

    42-LITRE PLASTIC STORAGE BOX

    Another way of utilising space that’s already being used is putting things on top of things. Our 42-litre plastic storage box can be slid up on top or in the top shelf of your wardrobe. It’s a great way of storing shoes or bags, as it’s deep but durable.

    As well as your bedroom, this 42-litre plastic storage box would be perfect to contain all of your kitchenware. Pans, appliances and plastic Tupperware could all be stacked in this box and, with it being 42-litre, it is at the perfect size to store it in your assigned kitchen cupboard in a tidy way!

    It’s a great way to keep your cupboard organised without having to worry about stacking neatly every time you put something in there! Plus, with its lid, you can keep everything fresh and dry, safe from leaky sinks!

    They are just a couple of ways to use this plastic storage box but it is at that handy size where it is definitely multi-faceted. At ONLY £4.99 EACH or 2 for £9, this is the ultimate student’s must-have bargain storage solution product!

    80-LITRE COLOURED PLASTIC STORAGE BOX

    For your bulkier items like spare pillows, blankets, bedding sets or towels, this 80-litre plastic storage box is sufficiently deep so is great for the bigger things that you have nowhere to keep them.

    It has a sealed lid meaning that whatever you keep in there, it will be kept safe from damp or dust, so you can leave it on the top of your wardrobe with no worries!

    It also comes in three simple but bold colours; green, red and blue, so it will give your room a splash of colour, as well as keeping it organised and tidy!

    This plastic storage container is ONLY £8.99 EACH or 2 for £13 (for if you’ve got more things to store away than you thought!).

    4 DRAWER PLASTIC STORAGE TOWER

    For your smaller bits and bobs, we have an extremely useful 4 drawer plastic storage tower!

    The tower is approximately H79cm x 39cm x 39cm so it won’t take up a lot of room. It would be great for having next to your desk to keep additional, non-essential note-pads, pens or folders in.

    Or, if you’re short of drawers for clothes, why not use the plastic storage tower for underwear, socks or hosiery, freeing up the other furniture for the heavier items like jeans, jumpers or hoodies?

    Another use for this plastic storage tower would be for jewellery, make-up, odd bits like swimming goggles or spare batteries– the tower is such a useful size and shape that the possibilities of storage are endless!

    The 4-drawer plastic storage tower is available at your local Poundstretcher for ONLY £12.99 EACH! With so many uses for it, this is a bargain student storage solution!

    3-DRAWER PLASTIC STORAGE DESK TOWER

     

    This final plastic storage solution is perfect for students with somewhere to keep all those loose ends of papers and notes that (inevitably) get strewn dismissively on the desk after a lecture to get ready for the student event of the night!

    So, instead of missing valuable time socialising with friends after class, pick up a plastic storage tower for your desk!

    With 3 drawers, you can organise it whichever way you like so that pens, papers and notes are always collated in some sort of order!

    At a bargain £7.99 EACH it’ll be money well spent when it comes to revising in the exam periods!

    Neat and Tidy!

    So, grab a bargain today at Poundstretcher and check out your local store for more amazing value space-saving plastic storage. Make student life stress and clutter-free TODAY!

  • Handy Food Storage Hacks For Your Home

    It's that time of year. Whether you're a busy parent preparing packed lunches for your children, or an older student who's on a budget and always on the go, food storage containers are a godsend.

    It's always been a popular idea to be able to store food to eat at a later time, or to even transport food around with you.  Here at Poundstretcher, we have a wide range of food storage options (be it paper or plastic) that are both affordable and handy.

    Keeping Your Lunch Fresh

    Now, when we think storage containers, we think lunch boxes. They're the ideal place to store your sandwiches for lunchtime. That's where these storage boxes (which can easily become lunch boxes) come in, but don't think they're just for adults.

    We have a range that's perfect for children too, ready to take to school! For those wanting the princess life we have these Disney Princess boxes, for the superheroes, we have this Spiderman one, and for the ones who just love Disney in general, we have these fun Mickey and Minnie boxes to give their lunchtime a bit of colour and originality.

    But, how can you wrap up those sandwiches for maximum freshness? Well, we also have Bacofoil non-stick tin foil, the ideal way of keeping the freshness in your grub.

    Keeping Your Food Ready For The Reheat

    Especially when on a budget, you might want to reheat leftovers from dinner, be it for lunch or to have for tomorrow night's dinner. One of the ways to go about this is with this fantastic microwavable lunch box, which includes a plastic knife and fork!

    Or if you have actually made too much dinner and want to store it away for another dinner, then this microwaveable pot is another perfect solution! It's able to hold up to 2 litres, and you can safely warm your food up whenever you want, worry-free!

    What You Can Store in Food Storage Containers

    Well, what can you store in your containers? Anything your heart desires (within reason)! But for the kitchen, you can store things from flour and baking ingredients (ideal for you to live out your Bake Off dreams), leftovers, coffee, and anything else that you don't wish to spoil or expose to air! With airtight storage boxes coming in a range of sizes, you'll be able to keep things nice and fresh.

    Also, why not store your veggies in these Vegetable Storage Bags? They're ideal for keeping them secure and out the way.

    Where To Keep & How To Organise Your Food Storage Containers

    With these handy boxes, you can stash them anywhere in your kitchen with ease. You can store them in the fridge or even in a cupboard for easy access to ingredients and the like. Or even this 5 piece storage container would be useful, it's freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe!

    But what about freezing, I hear you ask? Well, we also carry a range of resealable food & freezer bags that are absolutely perfect for freezing bread, meats, or anything else you wish to prolong the use-by date. They also make handy bags to store leftovers in the fridge or to stuff your sandwiches into.

    So don't let your home, or even your lunchtime, go unorganised and stale. Nip on down to Poundstretcher for all your food storage needs, and all for affordable prices.

    Want to find your nearest store? Well then, try our Store Finder to see opening times and Google Map directions.

  • How to Best Store Your Cleaning Supplies

    cleaning suppliesWhether you're just doing some end of summer cleaning or are just moving into new accommodation (such as for university), Poundstretcher has all the cleaning supplies you'll need to have a sparkling and tidy home.

    Whilst there are many amazing bargains here, the main issue comes from where to store everything correctly once it's all back home! Right here and now you can have definitive reassurance just where is best to keep your cleaning essentials.

    Getting That Bathroom Sparkling

    An area synonymous with cleaning supplies and chemicals is the bathroom.  You want somewhere safe to store your bleach and bathroom cleaning sprays. With what goes on in the bathroom you need to be sure it's spotless and hygienic.

    All of these items can be kept in one place, somewhere dry and cool. You don't want to store them anywhere with varying temperature extremes, so somewhere out of the way of direct sunlight/heat is key. Making sure it's dry is ensures there are no spillages or any chemicals merging together.

    Another idea would be that you may wish to keep them in a small cupboard, a high shelf, or a box (either under the stairs or hidden away in another room) for ease of access. Perhaps you could keep them with the rest of your cleaning supplies (such as your polish and kitchen supplies) so they are all in one place?

    Spick & Span In The Kitchen

    Moving on, it might be best to talk about where a large bulk of your cleaning products are most likely stored and used: in the kitchen. The same rules apply here as they do in the bathroom. You need a clean area and a safe place to keep everything.

    It all boils down to the fact that with cooking and prepping of food means that area has to be free from bacteria. Germs are another issue as you handle items such as raw meat.

    What better way to keep everything hygienic and germ-free than with kitchen cleaners and all-purpose cleaners? Be they anti-bacterial kitchen sprays, washing-up liquid, drain unblockers, or oven cleaners, these all are used to keep your kitchen surfaces and appliances spick and span. A tidy home is a happy home, as they say.

    The same can be said about laundry items. Fabric softener, washing powder/tablet, stain remover, or even colour catchers. All of these can be stored with the rest of the under-the-sink supplies. That or keep them close-by to your washing machine, but out of reach.

    Whilst so much happens in this room, the same rules as the above apply. Keeping your cleaning supplies dry and cool is essential (and keeping them safely out the way). An ideal place (if you wish to split cleaning products between rooms) would be under the sink, away from food items and kept somewhere not in constant use. Ideally, you would want a child-lock on the door to prevent children and pets to gain access.

    And All The Cleaning Supplies In-between

    Don't forget about your cleaning tools! With sponges, you must make sure they can fully air dry. Whilst you can store unused sponges underneath the sink, just make sure you don't store damp ones in an enclosed area, for fear of bacteria. The same can be said about cloths used around the home.

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    Now, with dust-clearing tools such as brooms, it's always best to store them upside-down to stop any bristles bending. Or you could hang it up on a hook to keep it suspended in the air, this works for sponge-mops and dusters too. Keeping them elevated not only helps make your home look neat and tidy, but also keeps them healthy so they last longer,

    How To Get Everything You Need Under £10

    Now, it's all well and good knowing how to store products safely and where; but what about the price? At Poundstretcher making things affordable is key. So, here is a list of all the essential cleaning supplies to best clean your home with!

    Persil Washing-Up Liquid 500ml - 69p

    To start with, it's always handy to have some washing-up liquid in the kitchen. This 500ml Persil product comes in green, yellow, and pink, all of which have amazing scents and can destroy dirt and grime from your dishes with ease.

    Persil All-In-One 28 Dishwasher Tablets - £1.99

    Another from Persil. This time it's for those with a dishwasher, the machine that makes cleaning a family-sized amount of dishes much more convenient. Here you have an amazing 28 tablets to get through, and with its all-in-one feature, you'll have sparkling cutlery and shiny plates in no time.

    Daz Washing Powder 6 Washes - £1

    Depending on how big your household is would determine how fast you will use this product up. But for a quid, you can get 6 washes which would last a small/single household quite a while. With Daz you can always be sure to get whites that shine. So keep clean and dazzle on.

    Clean n Fresh Bleach 750ml - 36p

    Nothing gets cleaner or fresher than Clean n Fresh 24-hour bleach! This thick formula kills 99.9% of bacteria and flying germs, including MRSA, E.Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. And if you don't like original, then why not get the citrus burst of essence instead?

    Stardrops All Round Cleaner 750ml - 89p

    Now here's a contender for Star Product on this list: Stardrops All Round Cleaner is amazing. It can do almost anything (cleaning-wise). There's no fear of dulling or scratching, and can be used on a wide range of surfaces, ranging from hobs to floors.

    Stardrops Anti-Bacterial Cleaner 750ml - 89p

    Whilst this product may not have the wide range and 'all round'-ness of the previous Stardrops product, it's still essential. One word: anti-bacterial. It kills 99.9% of bacteria, including the flu virus, which makes it perfect to use for cleaning food surfaces in the kitchen.

    Mr. Sheen Polish 300ml - 89p

    Whenever you want your home to be polished to shiny perfection, you can always turn to Mr Sheen. This multi-surface polish works on plastic, glass, metal, and wood, trapping that pesky dust once and for all.

    4 Microfibre Dish Cloths - 89p

    And what can you use when cleaning with all these products? Why, these microfibre cloths! They can be used for dishes, on surfaces, anything! And if you toss them in the wash they can be used multiple times.

    Total: £7.60

    The Clean Conclusion

    There you have it, but a final word, it's always best to keep all these cleaning supplies in their original containers. If you do want to pour them into another bottle, then use new clean ones and make sure to label it clearly and accurately.

    So, as mentioned before you can find all these great and affordable products at Poundstretcher today. Want to know where your nearest store is located? Then try our Store Finder for a quick and easy way to see opening times, plus Google Map directions.

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