​Everyday essentials you didn’t know you could get at Poundland

We all know that Poundland is full of incredible bargains, but there’s so much more available that you probably aren’t aware of. In this article we’ll let you know what’s really worth getting, and how much you’d pay for it if you bought it from a supermarket (all prices accurate Fri 21 Oct).

Store cupboard must-haves

We all know that if your cupboards are bare then you’re much more likely to end up dropping £20 on a takeaway. Avoid temptation by making sure you’re stocked up with plenty of meal options in reserve, and there’s no reason to break the bank doing it.

You can make any meal taste better if you cover it in ketchup, which is why it’s a total student essential. You can pick up a 460g bottle of Heinz for £1 at Poundland, and it’d cost you £1.85 from Sainsbury’s - not bad!

Did you know that baked beans count towards your five a day? Well, now you do. You can get a three pack of Branston Beans for a quid at Poundland, when they’re 60p for a single tin at Tesco (we’ll do the maths for you, BA students - you’re saving 80p).

We don’t need to explain why you need tea bags. You just do. You may have assumed that pound shops would only have cheaper brands of tea, but at Poundland you can get boxes of PG Tips, Tetley and Typhoo. Direct comparison: Poundland have 70 PG Tips One Cup bags for £1, ASDA sell 80 standard bags for £2.29, that makes a single bag half the price, 1.4p vs 2.8p!

When you’re truly scraping the bottom of your student loan, instant noodles are our go-to quick, filling (and cheap) dinner option. At Morrisons 100g packs are 81p, but you can get two 90g packets for £1 at Poundland, which is a pretty good saving.

Cleaning essentials

We’ve all been in the situation when your landlord/mum/love interest has invited themselves round to your place, and well, your flat makes Stig of the Dump’s hovel look clean. Getting kitted out with cleaning products can be really expensive, but at Poundland you can spend a fiver and you’re sorted for the rest of the year.

Make sure your kitchen/bathroom/bedroom is germ-free and fresh as a daisy with a £1 bottle of Dettol Surface Cleanser, saving 50p over buying it at Tesco.

Microfibre cloths are great multi-taskers, you can use them wet to mop up spills and wipe away dirt or dry to dust and shine up mirrors and windows. You can pay £1 for four at Poundland or £2 for four of Morrisons own brand ones, your choice!

If you’re lucky enough to live in a hard water area then you know how crusty limescale can make your taps and toilet, Poundland have Harpic Limescale Remover for £1, and the same size bottle is £2 at Wilko, bargain!

When you’re finally getting rid of the mountain of pizza boxes and your growing beer bottle collection you’re going to need proper bin bags, an old carrier bag just isn’t going to cut it. You can get 20 refuse sacks for £1 at Poundland, and ASDA’s own brand are £2.50 for the same amount.

American food

We were surprised to find a selection of American snacks available at Poundland. You probably know that usually something being a bit foreign is used an excuse to jack up the price, but these are only £1, so it’s worth a try!

At the moment you can get Reece’s Pieces, Wonka Rainbow Nerds, Jawbreakers and multi packs of Cheetos in cheese and flamin’ hot flavours.

Why not buy some and have a themed movie night, Halloween is coming up!

Looking good

There are some proper health and beauty bargains available at Poundland, here’s just a few:

There’s no point forking out for branded nail polish remover, this 400ml bottle still does the job and you get a lot more for your money - Boots sell 250 ml for the same price.

We love a zingy shower gel, and this bottle of Original Source sells for £2.20 at Ocado, not bad for a pound!

Save £2 on this Aquafresh Whitening pump toothpaste, it’s £3 at Morrisons.

Gilette shaving foam £1.85 is at Superdrugs, or £1 at Poundland.

Believe it or not, you’ll definitely look better if you stop wearing horribly stained clothes, Poundland have loads of Vanish products for a quid and they’ll cost you much more elsewhere.

This article was sponsored by Poundland.