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5 Questions to Ask before Booking your Student Accommodation

Finding the right place to stay in college can be a stressful affair, but it doesn’t have to be!   If you watch out for tell-tale signs during the selection process, you’ll be able to avoid any nasty surprises after you move in! All you have to do is ask the right questions. 1. What does my rent include? A good place with seemingly low rent may cost you more in the long run. Ask your landlord for a list of things included in your rent to avoid any surprises. Most PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodation, silly!) have all utility bills included in the rent. Some may even offer free access to the internet, gym, swimming pool, and grab ‘n go breakfasts....

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Something is missing

I discussed some of the life activities that take place in Beneath the surface. The activities of these organisms are the source for how the plants we raise get their nutrients. But just where do these organisms their sustenance? These organisms, much like us, can get their sustenance from either organic or chemical (manmade) compounds. Think of it like setting down and eating an organic meal of meat, potatoes and vegetables, verses a meal made of powdered energy drinks and pills. Both scenarios can provide the basics of what a body needs, but the difference between these are substantial. When it comes to getting and maintaining proper intake for our plants, we need to look at what our plants need....

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5 Steps for Moving Out for Summer

When the time comes to move out of halls or accommodation, it can be hard to know what to do with all your stuff. LOVESPACE have solved this problem for over 15,000 students, and they’ve even gone the extra mile to help you with your move by breaking it down into five easy steps: Step 1: Check your universities guidelines  See if they have any specific rules for moving out, including dates and times. You might get an email with important information or general guidelines. If you have all the information, you can plan ahead so there’s no stress involved with moving out. Step 2: Donate what you don’t need At LOVESPACE donating your stuff couldn’t be easier. They have a...

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How to care for your Saucepans

When moving out of home, its the simple things that most of us take for granted. But one thing that never quite makes the list is how to clean our pans...First of all, there are two major different types of pans, stainless steel and non-stick.'Metal pans rust when they come in contact with water and are not dried properly. Some rust because of humidity in the storage area and contact with air.' Read more about the different types of pans and how you can restore some hereThe following goes for both of the above:* Use plastic, wooden or silicon cooking utensils - these prevent the pan surface & coating from being broken * Don't be tempted to cut your food...

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How to save money on your food shop!

We know food shopping whilst at university can be expensive and can eat into your student budget, so we’ve put together a list of some essential top tips for saving money whilst still enjoying your food. 1. Swap fresh for frozen! Frozen food is a student’s best friend, it’s both cheaper and has a longer self-life so it’s a double bonus. Did you know that frozen chicken is half the price of fresh chicken? Imagine how much you could save in a year. Don’t forget about frozen fruit and vegetables as well. 2. Plan Plan Plan! Always take a shopping list with you to the shops, this will keep you on track and stop you being tempted by things you don’t need. Also,...

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