Student life

  • 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!

  • Reasons Why a Canvas Wardrobe Is a Must-Have for Students

    Storage is always an issue, whether you're at university or not. We all have so many clothes, shoes, and bits and pieces, that sometimes we just need a little bit of extra space. Though how do you accomplish this at uni, when you may have the tiniest wardrobe ever and yet still want your room to be neat? Well, canvas wardrobes in our storage range are the answer!

    That's right, canvas wardrobes, and we at Poundstretcher have them ready for you to take home so you get your clothes all organised and put away, all for an affordable price.

    Fill In The Gaps With Canvas

    If you have a tiny uni accommodation, then this Single Metal Frame Canvas Wardrobe is just what you're looking for. You can utilise as much of your new room as possible, and it offers a great storage solution whether it's temporary or long-term.

    Our canvas wardrobes are easy to assemble and allows you to hang all your clothes with a little extra space at the bottom for shoes and other accessories. What's more is that you can free up space for everything else you'll be needing, such as a laundry basket and a desk to work on (which will come easily to you once your room is free from clothes hanging around haphazardously).

    A single not big enough for you? Whether you wish to share it with another person or you simply have THAT many clothes, we also have you covered with our Double Canvas Wardrobe.

    Having Both Style AND Substance

    Now, style is a big part of any room, and we have a choice of colours that will help benefit your personal space. Yet whilst you can grab them in black, white or grey, you can also be assured they are perfect for storage. Stylish and functional.

    It's not only canvas wardrobes, but also door hangers that offer this same design. Like this Black Overdoor Organiser; hang everything from your childhood teddy from home, slippers, shoes, and more. All it takes is to hook it over your door to allow you to maximise your space (which believe me, can be limited whilst at university).

    Wherever you go, I can go too!

    Now you might only be living at your uni accommodation for the academic year, so what happens when summer rolls around? Well, fear not, you can easily disassemble your canvas wardrobe, put it into storage, and reassemble it when you move into your next place; easy peasy!

    Whether it's taking it to use back at home, at your uni place, or even when you start to move out to your own place after uni, there's always a need for storage. It's a great investment in staying organised and to keep your clothes clean and fresh.

    Unsure where your nearest Poundstretcher store is? We have you covered! Introducing our amazing Store Finder, the ideal partner in helping you locate all our stores, as well as opening times and Google Map directions! Give it a try and go on a bargain hunting adventure to find your perfect storage means today!

  • 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!

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