• How To Go About Working From Home

    As we all get used to our new ways of living, many of us are having to adjust to working from home as well.

    This has its benefits for sure. No morning commute, more of a lie in than we’re used to, and having lots of food, particularly biscuits, nearby.

    But some people find this kind of change easier than others. One of the most important things is getting a workspace set up that is perfect for you and can allow you to get on with your working day.

    Getting that perfect workspace is an important step towards being able to work efficiently and effectively in the current situation. Take a look through our tips and tricks to help with this.


    Find Your Perfect Spot

    When working from home, it’s vital that you find a spot within your four walls from which you can get tasks done effectively.

    This should be a place with plenty of space and free from unwanted distractions, such as a quieter part of the home if possible, rather than in one of the main areas of the home. This is especially true if you’re in lockdown with a busy family. Using a spare room, a desk in your bedroom or a part of the house where you can set up a proper work station is a better option than simply sitting on your sofa or bed with a laptop on your lap.


    Make Space For All The Important Things

    Try to use a space that has ample room for everything you need for your working day. You might be only using a laptop to do your work, but you don’t want to feel cramped or unable to stretch out during the working day.

    If you’re the creative sort or just like being organised, be sure to have all the stationery you need for your day’s work neatly laid out and to hand.

    One good idea if you are using a laptop is to use a separate mouse and keyboard. This prevents you hunching over your device, which leads nicely onto our next point...


    Look to use a good quality chair when working and try to maintain strong posture. If you end up crouching over your workstation you will soon feel the strain on your back, legs and shoulders. This will ache and be uncomfortable, and can also lead to things like headaches.

    Also look to ensure good lighting around your workspace. Poor lighting can lead you to start straining your eyes and again, leave you feeling groggy and not yourself.

    Try also to stand up regularly and stretch your legs. It’s easy to become engrossed in a task but you need to keep moving to avoid stiffness or discomfort during the working day.


    Accessorise Your Workspace

    You also have the chance to turn your workspace into a really nice personalised zone of your home.

    You can accessorise your workspace with all sorts of home decor products, photo frames and vases to create a pleasant working environment, and put your own spin on it.

    You can find everything you need at your nearest Poundstretcher; need to know where that is? Then why not use our amazing Store Finder!

  • Our Favourite Student Essentials for University

    The start of the new student year is always exciting, with many people starting their venture into university for the first time.

    Whether you’re a fresher or an old hand on the university front, you can always do with some student essentials to help get you through the academic year.

    At Poundstretcher, we’ve got a host of great products at low prices that are sure to go down a storm as you prepare for the start of the new year.


    To start things off, our home appliance range contains heaters and fans that can help warm up or cool down your student accommodation with ease. We also have a brilliant choice of student cleaning supplies, helping you to avoid the student cliché and keep your room, flat or house sparkling clean all year long.

    There’s also a host of laundry products to help students stay on top of their clothing options, while our home essentials range also contains toilet roll and kitchen roll for you to choose from.

    When you sit down to write the list of things you need for uni, be sure to not forget bedding options. We have a wide range of affordable bedding, with a selection of sheets, duvets and bedding accessories to choose from.

    And of course, while there’s plenty of socialising at university, there’s also a few lectures and seminars to be attended as well. We also offer a great array of handy student stationery for you to choose from, allowing you to compile a great note-taking and essay-writing kit with ease.

    Be sure to browse through our back to school range too for items such as jumbo bottles, reading lamps and sticky notes, as well as plenty more handy items.

    When it comes to student living, the go-to from a food perspective is all about convenience. Within Poundstretcher’s food and drink offering, there are great cans and tins that can provide students with convenient kitchen options, as well as cereals, snacks and crisps, and pasta, rice and noodles to choose from.

    What’s more, we have a choice range of health and beauty products for you to choose from and add to your student going away list. There’s a number of shower gels, shampoos, toothpaste, soaps and much more, so get hold of all your student essentials with us!

    Be sure to plan a trip to your nearest store, where you can get all your student essentials with ease. To find your local Poundstretcher, use our Store Finder and start planning your trip today!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for competitions and more fantastic bargains!

  • Our Toy Story 4 Gift Range Will Be Coming Soon!

    It's finally here, Toy Story 4 has hit cinemas today in the UK just in time for the weekend! Are you all as excited as we are to see Buzz, Woody, Bo Peep, and the rest of the gang in action?!

    Here at Poundstretcher, we're also excited to announce we have bargains that stretch to infinity and beyond on Toy Story gifts, ranging from stationery sets, colouring pads, sticker sets, and more!

    And what better way to present these Toy Story gifts than some themed wrapping paper and gift bags! We'll have them in stores very soon (we'll let you know when) and you'll be seeing them featured across social media and our website next week!

    Are you planning to go see it this weekend? Maybe you've already seen it earlier today? Either way, let us know your thoughts on our amazing gift range on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and be on the lookout for brand new videos appearing on YouTube, like this one below!

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