10 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know

Life is hard, college shouldn’t be.




1. Coffee Pot Ramen

Coffee Pot Ramen

Most dorm rooms don’t allow hot plates, and who needs them anyway? Most rooms allow a small coffee pot. If the cafeteria’s closed, heat up some ramen.You can also make oatmeal, hot dogs, soft boiled eggs, and, apparently for the dedicated home-brewer/alcoholic, beer.




2. DIY Speakers

DIY Speakers

Don’t waste money on speakers, plop your phone into a cup and it will multiple the sound.

3. Tortillas Are Just Edible Plates

Tortillas Are Just Edible Plates

Plus, they’re about the same price as paper plates, but way more delicious.

4. Make Your Schedule Your Lock Screen

Make Your Schedule Your Lock Screen

Take it from someone who had to drop multiple classes, just because they forgot the class existed. “Wait, should I be somewhere on Thursdays at 1?”

5. Use Egg Cartons to Cool Down Your Computer

Use Egg Cartons to Cool Down Your Computer

You’ll be typing so many essays (watching so much Netflix) that your computer is bound to overheat.

6. Stack Shirts Vertically

Stack Shirts Vertically

Space is limited in dorms, stack your shirts vertically so you know which ones are which.

7. Mini-Fridge Solution

Mini-Fridge Solution

It takes up less space and it’s never falling out.

8. Dryer Sheets + Fan = Instant Air Freshner

Dryer Sheets + Fan = Instant Air Freshner

Not that you’ll use this advice, but if you take a toilet paper roll, put a dryer sheet on the end, and blow your smoke through it, your RA shouldn’t smell a thing.

9. Never Wash a Plate Again

Never Wash a Plate Again

10. Become an Animal

Become an Animal

Just throw away all the good manners you’ve ever been taught. Survival of the fittest, baby. Hoodies are now feedbags.