‘DIY’ Posts

5 Cheap Ideas for Hangouts

5 Cheap Ideas for Hangouts

Sometimes it’s easy to make friends at school. You spend lots of time in the same places: class, student organizations, campus jobs and local hangouts. But other times, like when you move off campus or start graduate school, it can feel like you never see your pals. Try out one of these entertaining ideas to ...

Alternative Study Methods: Passive-Aggressive Post-It Notes

Alternative Study Methods: Passive-Aggressive Post-It Notes

Anybody who’s worked in an office or lived with roommates is grudgingly familiar with the art of passive-aggressive notes. If you’ve ever had to live with fluorescent post-its by the water cooler or ever-growing mound of dirty dishes, then you know just how much of an effect those little squares can have on your day. ...

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 ...

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