9 money saving flat hacks for thrifty students

Here's one for the thrifty student: 9 hacks to save cash in and around your student home.

Use a magazine rack for storage

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Turn a magazine rack into awesome storage for tins and cans.

Store bags in a tissue box

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Keep all of your leftover shopping bags in an empty tissue box. It keeps them tidy and makes getting one out a breeze.

Get creative

post it note wallpaper
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You can do a lot with just some colourful post it notes or pieces of card.

An old draw becomes a spice rack

spice draw
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An old draw can make for a great spice rack, or for extra storage in the kitchen in general.

See beyond the pizza in the box

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You can put left over pizza boxes to all sorts uses from plates to laptop stands.

Get thrifty

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Make your own fun and games, such as 3D pictionary with homemade play dough or even create a unique game of Guess Who featuring you and your friends.

Hang your shoes

Keep your shoes together and organised by turning wire coat hangers into shoe hangers.

Give pillows a makeover

cushion cover jumper

Easily give old cushions a cosy refresh with a 30 second coating with an old jumper, watch the how to here.

Cardboard is amazing

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Spruce up your house or flat by turning a cardboard box into everything from a fire place to a headboard.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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