35 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know by Alexus Peterson - Musely
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35 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know

posted in Various
06/12/2014
  • Use the snack incentive while studying.
    Use the snack incentive while studying.
  • Save time studying by listening to recorded lectures at twice the speed.
You can use a program like Audacity or VLC media player to do this.
    Save time studying by listening to recorded lectures at twice the speed.
    You can use a program like Audacity or VLC media player to do this.
  • Take notes using different colored pens.
This will fire up your visual memory. It also looks pretty and makes taking notes more enjoyable.
    Take notes using different colored pens.
    This will fire up your visual memory. It also looks pretty and makes taking notes more enjoyable.
  • Build up your GPA in the beginning semesters when classes are easier.
Don't slack off on the easier classes just because they're a breeze. You'll want those easy A's to balance out the harder classes come junior and senior year.
    Build up your GPA in the beginning semesters when classes are easier.
    Don't slack off on the easier classes just because they're a breeze. You'll want those easy A's to balance out the harder classes come junior and senior year.
  • Learn how to make coffee without a coffee maker.
You'll need disposable cups, a coffee mug, a coffee filter, coffee, rubber bands, and hot water to create this magical alchemy.
    Learn how to make coffee without a coffee maker.
    You'll need disposable cups, a coffee mug, a coffee filter, coffee, rubber bands, and hot water to create this magical alchemy.
  • For easy breakfast, make scrambled eggs in the microwave using a coffee mug. 
And it only takes up a minute and a half of your precious time.
Spray the mug with nonstick cooking spray, crack two eggs into the mug, and add some shredded cheese and a splash of milk. Place in microwave for 45 seconds.
    For easy breakfast, make scrambled eggs in the microwave using a coffee mug.
    And it only takes up a minute and a half of your precious time.
    Spray the mug with nonstick cooking spray, crack two eggs into the mug, and add some shredded cheese and a splash of milk. Place in microwave for 45 seconds.
  • A binder clip keeps beverages neatly stacked in a tiny mini-fridge.
    A binder clip keeps beverages neatly stacked in a tiny mini-fridge.
  • Too lazy to do dishes? Use a tortilla as a plate or bowl.
    Too lazy to do dishes? Use a tortilla as a plate or bowl.
  • Living off campus with a few friends? Get a better Wi-Fi signal from your router with this beer can trick.
    Living off campus with a few friends? Get a better Wi-Fi signal from your router with this beer can trick.
  • Invest in a laptop lock. College = basically a den of thieves.
    Invest in a laptop lock. College = basically a den of thieves.
  • Save space in your tiny closet by hanging multiple garments with soda pop tabs.
    Save space in your tiny closet by hanging multiple garments with soda pop tabs.
  • File your clothes to save space.
    File your clothes to save space.
  • No one wants a crappy red pen.
    No one wants a crappy red pen.
  • Put up pictures using washi tape.
    Put up pictures using washi tape.
  • When it’s hot out, hang a damp towel hung over an open window to cool down a stuffy dorm room.
    When it’s hot out, hang a damp towel hung over an open window to cool down a stuffy dorm room.
  • Easiest cocktail ever.
    Easiest cocktail ever.
  • Post-it notes will keep Cheeto-dust buildup on a grimy keyboard at bay.
    Post-it notes will keep Cheeto-dust buildup on a grimy keyboard at bay.
  • For impromptu dance parties, fit an iPhone into an empty plastic soda bottle.
    For impromptu dance parties, fit an iPhone into an empty plastic soda bottle.
  • If you’re a heavy sleeper, putting your phone into a glass will amplify the sound.
    If you’re a heavy sleeper, putting your phone into a glass will amplify the sound.
  • Heat two bowls at once in the microwave using this handy trick. Sharing is caring, and this tip automatically makes you the best roommate.
    Heat two bowls at once in the microwave using this handy trick. Sharing is caring, and this tip automatically makes you the best roommate.
  • Turn your laptop bag into a backpack.
    Turn your laptop bag into a backpack.
  • You'll look like you really know your shit.
    You'll look like you really know your shit.
  • Have short charger cords? Need a power strip near your bed? Tape it to your nightstand. It'll keep the cords from getting all tangled on the floor and plugs will be less likely to come out. Just poke holes in the tape.
    Have short charger cords? Need a power strip near your bed? Tape it to your nightstand. It'll keep the cords from getting all tangled on the floor and plugs will be less likely to come out. Just poke holes in the tape.

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