Here’s how to maximise your penny pinching as a student with some brilliantly thrifty life hacks.
Buy old versions of textbooks
You can save cash on textbooks by buying older versions. Usually little has changed other than the page order.
Cook on the cheap
Learn how to cook cheap student recipes and cut your grocery bill.
Get free food
Grab free food from supermarket samples, bushes or even just pinch leftovers from pals.
Don’t waste food
Avoid getting rid of food: > 13 ways to make the most out of your food
DIY workout armband
Turn an old sock into a DIY workout armband that’s sure to fit your phone and body perfectly.
Toilet roll tubes keep draws tidy
Use toilet roll tubes to keep your cables perfectly organised
Store plastic bags in a tissue box
Fill an empty tissue box with leftover plastic bags. Truly ingenious.
Make a cheap iPhone speaker
A bowl or glass can make for a surprisingly good improv speaker system.
Make all of your gifts for birthdays and Christmas. Check out Pinterest for great inspiration. You could also bake something!
Pringles cans make for great spaghetti storage
Store your spaghetti in an empty pringles can, it makes the perfect fit.
Keep takeaway containers
Keep takeaway containers and clean them out for future use.
A homemade ice pack
Create an impromptu ice pack by freezing a wet sponge.
Cut your landline
Ditch your landline and use skype instead for calls. Move to a cable internet provider (where available) to avoid line rental charges too!
Use hangers for more than clothes
Use cheap wire hangers to hang more than just clothes, such as shoes and scarves.
Get all the juice from your fruit
Get the most out of fruits by microwaving them before squeezing, then use a pair of tongs to get more juice out.