It’s down to the last few hectic weeks before former high school students make the transition into university freshman. Where the “must have lists” include pens, paper and now items for the dorm room.
For some, it is just a few blankets and sheets for the dorm beds. For others living in apartments or off campus, the basics may include items like silverware, pots, pans and even coffee makers.
Starting school can be a drain on your wallet, but you can curb the costs by shopping for some of the housing basics at local thrift stores. Gently used second-hand items can be treasures for students heading out on their own for the first time.
From bedding to cutlery to small appliances, thrift stores carry everything a first time university student may need — at a fraction of the cost.
Community Services Thrift Store on North Road in Gibsons tests each small appliance from toasters to vaccums before they go on the floor.
Pop into our store and see what we have in store for your back-to-university “must have” list. Inventory changes daily!