Aimee Jakes | Contributing Writer | Friday, 11 March 2016

University Student Misses Baths So Much She Makes Her Own From Amazon Storage Box

University Student Misses Baths So Much She Makes Her Own From Amazon Storage Box

The Debrief: Who says students can't think out the box/tub...

University was all about compromise. Sure, I couldn’t afford anything from Cos, however I did spend my days fashioning fancy dress costumes from toilet roll tubes and playing-cards. Sure, I was a zillion miles away from home, but at least I didn’t people nagging me to wash up my saucepan (my housemates were super chill). I didn’t have any job security or any sense of where my life was going but I pretty much completed Tinder, Netflix and (eventually) my assignments. 

99% of university go-ers (don't hold me to that statistic) don’t have a bath tub. University halls were so dreary and grim that having a bath tub installed would have been at the bottom end of the list. The top would have been things ‘paint the walls’ and ‘get rid of mould.’   

Showers were not a compromise to a lovely soak in the tub. If I had had a difficult day at the library I dreamt of nothing more than lying in the tub surrounded by magazines, candles and a glass of Tesco’s finest Pinot. In fact, a chance to chill the fuck out in warm soapy water is probably on the lower level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.

I distinctively once remember going home to ‘visit my family’, but really thinking, ‘where is the bath, LET ME IN IT NOW.’

Well turns out if I had a little more imagination, I could have saved myself £16 of train fares. A student from Birmingham was so fed up of the no-bath sitch, that she made one out of a mahoosive tub. 

So simple, yet so genius. 

Lucy Lyth, who studys philosophy, bought a 145-litre tub from Amazon to have a bath whenever she fancies. 

 ‘I have one most nights with candles around the edge and mixing up a range of bath products to overcome those stressful days’ Lucy told the Tab, ‘I love baths so much, it’s literally awful not having one.’ 

The bath does come with a few minor problems such as limited room to manoeuvre and lack of drainage, but it is definitely worth it if you are displaying bath-withdrawal symptoms. 

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