Living on a budget is just another part of being a student but you don’t necessarily have to give up all the luxuries of home. Whether you’re sharing an apartment or living in a digs, there is a lot you can do to create your own slice of heaven. Be creative and shop around. You’ll be surprised what you can do on a student budget.
These tips will help transform your place into a comfortable home and it won’t cost as much as you might think.
A good night’s sleep is very important so you need a good quality bed. Some might cost as much as a small student loan but if you know where to look, you’ll find some great deals. Whether you want a single, double or queen, visit the showroom and find the comfort level that’s best for you.
As a student on a budget, you need to ensure your bed lasts as long as possible. The LAST thing you want is to break the bank again for a new bed. Consider buying a mattress protector even if you already own a bed. It really is a great investment whichever way you look at it.
What about pillows? Getting a good night’s sleep to ace the morning exam means good quality pillows supporting your neck and head. Buy a bad pillow and you’ll quickly find out why you need to shop around. Look for good deals and don’t just choose the first one you see.
Now that you’re living on your own, you need to be budget savvy when shopping for bedding. Blankets and comforters can be quite expensive so why not buy an all season duvet specifically designed for the South African climate. It will keep you warm in winter but not too hot during summer.
Stylish bed linen certainly improves the decor of your room and, better yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm or a leg.
Being a budget-wise student doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Nothing says stylish more than a cool headboard and it certainly adds an extra dimension to almost any bedroom.
Whether students get together to study or socialise, space is often a challenge in a digs or small apartment. One solution is a sofa bed. Very affordable and practical with dual functionality makes this a truly smart student investment. There are so many different designs to choose from so you shouldn’t have a problem finding something to match your existing decor.
If space is really tight and you need to choose between a couch and a bed, why not choose a futon sleeper couch? Futon bunk beds are very affordable, comfortable and extremely versatile. There are some really stylish ones if you know where to look.