Utility Bills

Five Simple Ways to Save Energy

Five Simple Ways to Save Energy

One of the biggest expenses of student living is unfortunately not the good stuff; food, fun and frolicking are occasional and erratic pocket drainers, whereas utility bills are inevitable, regular, and easy to lose sight of. As a result many students lose control of the cost of utilities, and it’s easy to forget how much it costs to run a house, particularly if you’ve never done it before.



Five Things to do Before you Move out this Summer

Five Things to do Before you Move out this Summer

Vacating your house in the summer can be a little confusing – especially if it’s your first private accommodation outside of halls. Your responsibilities as a tenant can be a little unclear, and there’s the worry of losing your security deposit – the months’ rent you put down at the beginning of the year.



Five Things to Remember Before Going Home this Easter

Five Things to Remember Before Going Home this Easter

And just like that, the spring term is coming to a close. How did it happen so quickly? My housemate still has Christmas shortbread in the cupboard and more than a trace of tinsel still remains in my living room, draped effortlessly around a pizza box in the fashion of a festive Turner Prize nominee.



Five Things to Look Forward to this Easter

Five Things to Look Forward to this Easter

I’ve always felt that Easter is a sort of spinoff version of Christmas – it’s based on the same character as Christmas is, one of the main plotlines involves consuming molded chocolate, and you also get time off from uni to enjoy it.



Five Things to Remember When House Hunting

Five Things to Remember When House Hunting

As well as being disappointed by essay marks and getting used to waking up in the mornings again, the first term of the new year is also the time when most students start looking seriously for houses.



Five Things to Tell your Mum about your New House

Five Things to Tell your Mum about your New House

Student houses offer a unique way of living, and students are usually pretty happy to put up with the many idiosyncratic nuances that seem to plague student housing. The curtain that acts as a door for your bedroom and the washer-dryer that is broken; all aspects of student life.



Five Essential Utilities Items to Check Before Moving

Five Essential Utilities Items to Check Before Moving

House hunting is a complicated business, and for first timers to the world of property searching the whole ordeal can become overwhelming. You’ve probably had your parents on the phone telling you to check the rendering on the gable end wall, without telling you what a gable end wall (or rendering for that matter) actually is.



Smart Energy Apps

Smart Energy Apps

We hear all the time about how technology is making our lives easier, and sure it’s pretty great to be able to access lecture slides on your mobile on those days when you’re too lazy to make it out of bed… but what about when you wake up in the middle of the night and you’re turning into an ice cube from the cold?



Winter Warmers: 5 Energy Saving Tips

Winter Warmers: 5 Energy Saving Tips

Winter is a tough time on your pockets. Unfortunately, Christmas and expenditure go hand in hand: presents, wrapping paper, decorations, travelling home – the list goes on and on. Add the cost of increased utilities to the mix and it doesn’t get any easier for the student on a shoestring budget. Our five energy saving tips may just help your pulverized pockets find some relief this winter.



Five Fun Things to do Indoors on a Cold Winter Night

Five Fun Things to do Indoors on a Cold Winter Night

It’s December, the nights are drawing in, your scarf and gloves are in regular rotation, whilst your Hawaiian shirt remains relegated to the darkest depths of the wardrobe. With deadlines looming around the corner, these cold winter nights can often feel like a desolate ice road until you get to the exit labelled ‘Christmas’.