Make your life easier and make the most out of what little space you’ll have in your room with a trip to The Range. Under the bed roll-out organizers are great for extra jackets or shoes. Hanging shelves are perfect for underwear and socks, and desk organizers are great for school supplies or makeup.
Currys PC World have handpicked the very best laptops and tablets for college students and have a great range of accessories to go with them. Whether you’re after a budget laptop for basic work, or something a little more advanced for running large applications like Photoshop; they've got you covered. Their laptops offer you the biggest savings, and let you get even more spec for your money.
3. Unpredictable Weather
Going to college here in Ireland, you should all be prepared for any type of weather. So pack your winter woollies, hot water bottles and a spare blanket for those cold days. Expect plenty of rainy days, so an umbrella is a great investment that will fit right into your pocket or handbag. The Range and Harry Corry have everything you need to brave the elements, from cosy couch throws to electric blankets and rugs.
4. The little things
This probably isn't as important as food, but it might just save you some night when you’re wondering what to do with your friends and have no money to go to the student bar. A deck of cards, Monopoly and Cluedo are a great way to keep you and your pals entertained. Argos have a wide variety of board games that are great for late nights, eating pizza and making the memories that you will cherish looking back on your college days.
Whether its earphones, a phone charger or a laptop charger, you will surely manage to forget at least one! Having a spare pair of earphones in your accommodation is a good idea. That way you’ll never be without your music. A USB stick is something that will be your saving grace when you’re working from college computers and need to keep your files on you. Another must-have for college is a portable USB charger. These are lifesavers on long days for when your phone dies. Stop by The Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World and grab all your earphones, headphones and all your phone needs.
Packing for college means having to find a duvet, pillow, sheets and the list can go on. The start of the new college year is a great time to shop around as plenty of stores within The Retail Park Liffey Valley stock up on college essentials. Hanley’s Furniture and Harry Corry have an amazing selection of homeware bargains. This includes cushions, fairy lights and storage boxes, along with bath mats, pillows and duvets. Who said your room can't be as stylish as your wardrobe?
Between your laptop, books and notepads; it can feel like you're going back to secondary school carrying around a heavy bag. That's why a good value bag is important to make your life that little bit easier. There are some great options from Argos and The Range that are very affordable ranging from the €15.99 to €29.99. It may not be on the top of your college essential list, but it might just come in handy when you least expect it.
There’s a tonne of info online and studentrecipes.com is a good start. Check out the BBC Good Food website; it’s always a winner. With easy to follow instructions and simple ingredients, you can be sure to be provided with nutritious meals that won't break the bank. Argos has a wide variety of George Forman grills ranging from €21.44 - €99.99 and nutri bullets to get you through your college year without surviving on take aways and pot noodles.
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