Habitat’s Student Hacks

Heading off to uni but no idea what to bring? Don’t panic. We’ve put together our top ten tips to get you organised for the new term. Full of student furniture essentials at purse-friendly prices, you’ll be ready to go in no time.

1. DOUBLE UP THE DUVET

Always go for a double duvet and bedding set – second and third year houses usually have double beds, so it stops you buying twice. Plus, a double duvet makes a single bed cosier for those mornings after the night before.

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Pink knitted throw on a bed

2. MAKE IT HOMELY

Over winter, it can get very cold in university accommodation. Additional cushions and blankets will keep you cosy and give your bedroom that home away from home feel.

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3. SLEEP NOW, STUDY LATER

You’ll need a good bed to get you through those early lectures and inevitable hangovers. Enter the Atlanta – a cool, contemporary style at a student friendly price.

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Blue frame metal bed with black and white bedding
Collection of laundry baskets

4. LOAD UP THE LAUNDRY

You’ll probably have to travel to a laundry room, so a portable laundry bag or basket will come in very useful. Even if you are taking it home…

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5. WORK FROM HOME

A ladder desk is perfect for those tiny student rooms you’ll probably encounter. Saving on space, this student desk also has handy shelves for all your bits and bobs.

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6. SEE THE LIGHT

A desk lamp with an adjustable head will allow you to focus on the task in hand and is sure to see you get through those all nighters.

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7. TAKE A SEAT

A desk chair is a must – find a super comfy one with a padded seat to give you that extra motivation to sit down and crack on with your work.

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Yellow upholstered office chair with wheels
White foldable dining chairs

8. INVITE EVERYONE ROUND

Hosting pre-drinks? Make sure everyone has a seat with our foldable Macadam chairs. Simply fold away when not in use.

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9. BE A BOOKWORM

You’ll need somewhere to store all those books that will pile up over the years. That’s where Jessie comes in – our space-saving, super stylish bookcase.

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White wall shelving unit
Black top and brown legs foldable table

10. GET SPACE-SAVING SAVVY

Doubling up as a dining table, desk, dressing table or impromptu bar area, the Drew will see you through any uni occasion. Plus, it folds up flat making it ideal for smaller spaces.

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