The Budget Uni Essentials!
This month we’ve got serious butterflies, as students around the world celebrate those long awaited exam results. Packing our bags and heading to pastures new, we’re prepping you for a move to university and looking for stylish essentials that won’t break that student budget! Whether you’re stashing a suitcase in the name of uni, or looking for some interior refreshes to kick-start the school year this September, Primark has got your back with these tips and treats. With accessories starting from only €2, we’re stretching the term ‘essential’ to justify this seriously cool collection…
Tip #1: A cup of tea solves everything
Up first, we’re dressing your desk. This place is potentially the most important area in your university halls. It’s the space for essay breakdowns, coffee spillages and dust collecting. So aside from frantic post-it notes and stacked library books, which budget buys are we adding to the desk?
The coffee flask is always a winner. Thermal flasks are our fave for those ‘oops I forgot I made tea’ moments, though a stylish coffee-to-go flask is an ideal choice for sprinting to lectures last minute, hot drink in hand (late? who, us?). Perch that mug alongside file holders and pen pots (in coordinating colours please) and your desk will be dressed to turquoise and copper perfection – the colour of the summer, of course.
Coffee mug €5
Tip #2: The more towels, the less washing…
You heard it hear first – it may take more packing, but hoarding an extra few towels means less of that dreaded washing. Our budget-friendly towels give you an excuse to stock up and stash them (fold extras under the bed so no one knows your game...) No one is a fan of the post-dinner wash up, so it’s likely a dishes statue will form at least once a month. When it comes to eventually braving that ‘Jenga’ dish-drying game, a few funky tea towels should ease the struggle. Our adorable range will brighten up the dullest of kitchens, see chores can be fun after all…
Tea towels €2
Copper clip set €2.50
Tip #3: When all else fails, buy pretty stationery
Last on our list of budget essentials is a properly packed pencil case, and guess what? The copper obsession continues! Add some glitz to your organisation stash with this cute clip set, and pin up those essay successes with pride right above your desk. Gorgeous stationery eases the pain of the inevitable all-nighter, so you’d better stock up! If a tricky lecture has left you feeling down, steer in the direction of Primark, some stationery hauling is sure to soothe the stress.
Wild at heart notebook €3, storage draws €8
University shopping is looking a little more appealing, right? Your first trip to the shops is sure to fire up a little frenzy – mum will freak out and throw everything in the basket, from spatulas, to ice cube trays and three spare phone chargers (‘just in case’). Once you’re settled in your new space, surrounded by wonderful Primark essentials, it will feel just like home. So plan your purchases, enjoy the decorating, and focus on the important stuff (finding new shopping friends, obviously!)