‘DIY’ Posts

Next-Level Ways to Manage Your To-Do List

Next-Level Ways to Manage Your To-Do List

Everyone has their own way of managing tasks on that dreaded to-do list. Some keep a mental register, others use apps, many scrawl on their planners, and some even jot it on their arm with a Sharpie, a la Andy from “Parks & Rec.” For productivity’s sake (especially for those of you in the latter ...

Hot Food You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

Hot Food You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

Punxsutawney Phil may not have seen his shadow, but that doesn’t mean it’s warm and sunny outside. If you’re looking for ways to eat without leaving the comfort of your room, we’ve got you covered with a few easy, dorm-friendly meals. While there are 101 articles about using microwaves to their maximum abilities in dorms, ...

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

Whether you study the recommended 90 minutes per credit hour or tend to plow through your homework right before class, you will have no doubt spent a significant amount of time at your favorite work spot by the end of your college career. Below are several tips for optimizing that space for maximum productivity. Tidy ...

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a ...

9 Amazing Life Hacks for Better Organization

9 Amazing Life Hacks for Better Organization

Organizing your life may seem like a massive challenge, especially if you’re trying to get through the semester without incurring credit card debt. You can go drop a few hundred bucks at IKEA and The Container Store, or you can use random things around the house, from crafting stores, and pieces found at Home Depot ...

6 Clothing Hacks for Removing Stains

6 Clothing Hacks for Removing Stains

There’s nothing worse than ruining a favorite article of clothing with one stupid stain. But believe it or not, those terrible stains might not be permanent. Here are six great clothing hacks for removing those stubborn stains to salvage your favorite clothes and save a little money! Related: How to Organize and Fold Clothes to Save ...

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

There’s no shortage of ways to wrap headphones and avoid tangles. If you’re looking to just get them put away fast, you’re probably wrapping them around your smartphone and stuffing them in your pocket (then scrambling to unwrap when Mom calls). Other ways include wrapping the cord around a few fingers while holding one end with ...

Study Break: 5 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes

Study Break: 5 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes

Halloween is amazing. Going from high school Halloween to college Halloween is like getting slapped with a handful of awesome. Whether the 31st falls on a Tuesday or a Saturday, you’re sure to have 3-4 days of parties, and amazing costumes are a must. This can be difficult on a college budget, with limited time, ...

A DIY Fall Wreath for Under $25

A DIY Fall Wreath for Under $25

When youʼre a college student on a budget, decorating isnʼt the easiest thing. Finding decor thatʼs both attractive and affordable is near impossible. But if you feel like being crafty, there are tons of ways to make decent looking decor without draining your bank account. If youʼre thinking, “Oh, I live in a dorm, so ...

Best Substitutes for Eating Better in College

Best Substitutes for Eating Better in College

It is fairly difficult to eat healthy when you’re on a college budget, I know. Easy Mac’s simplicity calls to you – all you need is water and a bowl. Cup Of Noodles is even easier because it comes packaged in its own little chemical-laden Styrofoam cup. Well, if you’re ready to make a few small changes, look to ...

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

The cement walls of dorm rooms can frustrate in a few ways — they’re usually way too close to each other, they are somehow thin enough to hear everything your neighbors are up to, and they’re so ugly. But before you drop lots of money at the start-of-school poster sale and IKEA, try out these ...

How to Throw a Great Party for Under $50

How to Throw a Great Party for Under $50

What’s more fun than having a party? Having a party on the cheap. Anyone can throw money at a good time to try to make it happen and still fail. The truly enterprising minds will find ways to spend less money and maximize everyone’s good time. Do you accept the challenge? Related: 7 Methods to Prevent ...

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