Being a student comes with its costs. You may want to keep infashion by adopting some trendy fashion outfits or want to enjoy a fun night out with your pals. Remember to purchase sustainably when you’re out and about. There are a few simple recommendations in the Student Pocket Guide on how to stick to your monthly budget.
Purchase Trendy Fashion Second-Hand Clothing To Stay Infashion
Buying second-hand clothing is the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective method to shop. Depop, eBay, and Vinted are some of the best online stores for trendy fashion. If you want to keep infashion, Depop is a wonderful option as they have curated pages with all the newest trends. Go to a charity shop if you like in-person shopping. If you enjoy sorting through lots of trendy fashion, head to a charity shop! This is a fun day out with your pals since you can visit all the ones in your student town or city.
Some universities collaborate with large vintage stores to conduct vintage kilo sales. You may fill a bag and pay by weight here. Pricing for each Kilo sale might vary and sometimes you may need to pay for entry to do your research to determine whether you are receiving the greatest bargain. You may also exchange and share clothes with your pals; this is an excellent method to experiment with new trendy fashion outfits and styles for free! Searching for infashion clothing with your peers is a fantastic way activity to do with your peers.
Use Reusable Items
Making an informed decision to use reusable bags and containers is both good for you and good for the environment. Get yourself a canvas tote bag! Many are inexpensive and easy to store when folded up. Tote bags are reusable and long-lasting, making them ideal for shopping for clothes or doing your monthly grocery shop. You’ll save money since you’ll never have to buy those 5p or 10p bags again. Shopping with this bag also helps to reduce your plastic usage.
Buy reusable glass storage containers and net bags to use while shopping at supermarkets or food markets. You will reduce your use of plastic, and you will be able to buy loose fruit and vegetables, which will be cheaper. If you enjoy hot beverages, invest in a reusable cup or flask. This is wonderful since you are not using disposable coffee cups. Also, some cafés and coffee shops will give you a discount on your hot drink if you bring in your reusable cup, which can help you save money in the long run!
When travelling about your campus, student town, or city, try to travel smart. If you drive, only bring your car to university if essential, as obtaining a permit can be an expensive and time-consuming process. There are several alternative modes of transportation available, such as riding a bike. It is more efficient than walking, better for your cardiovascular health, and good for the environment. You may also carpool or share trips with your housemates or friends to stick to your monthly budget. You may help your friend by offering to pay for their petrol. Other options for transportation include taking the bus or walking, both of which are simple and convenient.
Look Out For Student Discounts To Stay In Your Monthly Budget
Get a TOTUM/NUS card! This is a nationwide discount card that provides savings on trains, supermarkets, retail stores, and restaurants with only one click after applying and paying a small upfront cost! Install browser add-ons such as Honey, Karma, and Deal Finder. If you are buying online, these applications will scour the web for the most relevant codes. In the long term, these websites, applications, and search engines will help you stick to your monthly budget. Keep an eye out for deals and discounts that are going around or that local stores in your town or city may be advertising for students. You can also check the deals section on our website!
Join Sustainable Societies
Becoming a member of a society that promotes sustainability will teach you why it is vital to be sustainable in our present climate. Some communities may give freebies such as reusable containers or even share items and meals as a community effort. So, check out these societies at your university; you might be surprised by what you find.
With these suggestions, we hope you will continue to positively influence the environment while saving a little money here and there!