32 Creative Life Hacks For The Truly Desperate College Student

When times are tough and you’re running out of ramen, you might have to get creative if you want to survive higher education.

1. Cook your food without taking up a lot of space.

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This is great for those who like those fancy flavored coffees.

2. Put off washing your spoons another day and just use a fork.

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3. Show everyone your priorities by using the washing machine to chill your beer.

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5. Let the professor think you’re being flirty when you’re actually cheating.

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7. Remember that anything can be a hot tub if you believe in yourself.

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No word yet on how to heal the cuts that these things slice into the sides of your mouth.

9. Never sleep through your 8 a.m. class again.

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11. Fill up a water jug while your professor scolds you for your poor attendance.

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12. Say “no” to ridiculously small desks and “yes” to doubling up on chairs

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14. Give all your takeout sauce containers new life as jello shot holders.

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Mmmm, cherry with a slight hint of marinara.

15. Ensure that even your worst injuries won’t prevent drunken nights.

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17. …computer devices to heat up breakfast…

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19. Parents coming to visit? Up the fancy by serving salad with tongs

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20. Convince the professor that you really ARE just admiring your own crotch.

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21. Never deal with those flimsy shower hooks again.

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22. Get some added water pressure while proudly displaying your lousy beer preferences.

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23. Never spend a fortune just to keep your teeth clean again.

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… or to keep other parts of you clean. I don’t judge.

24. Be festive without dragging a tree up three flights of dorm stairs

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25. A rainy walk across campus with your friends is nothing a box can’t handle*

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*if it’s not raining too hard and you’re not walking too far and you’re ok with only using it once

26. Stick it to the man by building your own phone dock… with speakers!

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27. Use a stove-heated pot to show the world that you’re a strong, independent student who don’t need no iron

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28. Fashion yourself the most unique pair of headphones around

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29. Put your party habit to good use by installing a cool lighting system

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30. When a hole punch can’t defeat the massive stack of papers you have, hit up the hardware store

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31. Waterproof your phone with something you probably (hopefully) already have lying around

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32. Save time on cutting vegetables by attaching a knife to a fan

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But only if you don’t value your limbs and possibly your life.

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