Don't leave your heating on all day when no-one is home - use the timer.
Turn off the lights when you're out of the room and try to use Energy Saving bulbs.
Close the curtains at night.
Don't leave appliances on standby.
Only fill your kettle to the level required.
Use a "half-load" setting on your washing machine when appropriate (a 40° temperature will usually be acceptable for washing most clothes, but make sure you read and follow the care labels, and always separate your white clothes from your coloured clothes!).
Make sure you send your Certificate of Attendance (obtained from Student Records) to the local Council to prove that you are exempt from Council Tax (full-time students only).
Get a TV Licence - don't risk a fine!
Try to go shopping with your housemates and buy in bulk, this can save you money.
Take advantage of student discounts in High Street shops - just show your student card.
Use an extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom if one is provided.
Don't dry clothes indoors.
Open windows when having a shower.
Keep your house clean!
Clean the bathroom and kitchen, and vacuum regularly.
Find out when your local rubbish collection is and remember to put out the bins - use the recycling facility if there is one in your area.
Some households find that a rota is useful for ensuring that household tasks are carried out fairly.
Keep your house safe!
Ensure that all windows and doors (including your bedroom) are locked when the property is empty and keep valuables out of sight.
Turn off all appliances when out of the property.
Make sure that your smoke alarms work and check them on a regular basis by pushing the button. Replace batteries regularly and never take the batteries out.
Don't put anything metallic (e.g. foil, saucepans, baking trays etc) in the microwave.
Don't cook food when you've just come in from a night out - you could be tired and less aware of your actions.
Don't smoke in bed.
Many tenancy agreements prohibit tenants from using candles because of the serious risk of fire they pose. Remember that using candles can be dangerous.
Never use an appliance that you know to be, or that looks unsafe, e.g. with frayed leads, damaged plugs or blowing fuses. Never replace a constantly-blowing fuse with one of a higher rating.
If you smell gas, call National Grid free on 0800 111 999.
Keep a fire blanket and fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Never pour water on an oil fire.
If you can't put a fire out safely, then get out of the building and call 999.
Avoid / Solve Problems!
Always back up your work on an extra disc or using hard copies!
If you are having any problems with your housing, or any other matter, come along to the Student Support Services Centre