20 Ridiculously Smart College Hacks That Will Change Everything

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Waking up in the morning is so hard in college! To make your alarm louder, put your cell phone in a cup and the sound will amplify. You won’t be late again.

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9 comments for “20 Ridiculously Smart College Hacks That Will Change Everything

  1. Susan Ramsay
    June 28, 2016 at

    This one takes more than one day. I do it at home

  2. Carol in The Lou
    July 10, 2016 at

    The cement blocks to raise your bed is NOT a good idea. (1) They’re ridiculously heavy. (2) If you stub your toes, you’ll REALLY regret this choice. Bed, Bath & Beyond (and other sellers) make bed risers than even have built-in electrical and USB outlets!

  3. Lola
    July 10, 2016 at

    I work at a university in housing and most places won’t let you use cinder blocks because they’re not stable. If the bed moves at all, they could fall off the cinder blocks and someone could get hurt. Cinder blocks can also damage the flooring depending on what type it is and he student could protentially be charged for that. Just a work of advice. 🙂

  4. Tiffany White
    August 13, 2016 at

    This is so so great and helpful great tips, but the cooking in a coffee pot…uhhh…no. But I loved it.

  5. sk
    January 12, 2017 at

    cinder blocks are fine in a lot of places, i don’t know what everyone’s problem is. i used them in a dorm back when i tried college the first time with no problems and usually kids leave them by the dumpster when they move out so they are free. take a chill pill guys 🙂

    • Taylor Jackson
      December 4, 2017 at

      It’s not like the commenters actually have a personal problem with cinder blocks, it’s just that many dorms don’t allow them.

    • Vicki
      June 30, 2018 at

      Turning them vertically would be very unstable and potentially dangerous. Lying horizontally might be okay if school allowed it. But it could still be a toe stubbing hazard. They could possibly be covered with some quilted fabric or felt to make them softer and less likely to scratch the floor.

  6. k8fearsnoart
    May 29, 2017 at

    These are all pretty creative, but along with the cinder blocks, (almost everyone has covered why that isn’t a good idea) I would not recommend putting dryer sheets or ANYTHING on the fan, and to make sure there is always a good amount of clearance behind it. The dryer sheets will make the motor strain in the fan, and that can (and will) cause a fire. It’s creative, but no. Even fans that just end up with strands of your own hair (because you lose some every day, and it doesn’t always stay in your brush or shower) and/or pet fur can burn up. Best to just buy some Febreze, use the fan, keep it clean, and turn it off if you are not in the room.

  7. Suvoli
    October 29, 2017 at

    RE: Your suggestion of cooking foods in coffee pot is a great backup plan if needed. But, Would like more detail. Most coffee pots (or, a carafe a shown in picture) can not be used on stovetop or oven but rather only on a coffee machine. So, how do you do it? I suppose you could just pour boiling water on the food item & let it sit. Or Do you place the food item in the carafe & then just run the water through the coffee maker as you would if making coffee? Then, I presume you would let it set 5 -10 minutes but not long enough to let it get water log? I understand that not all dorm rooms have a microwave. So is this why the carafe is an alternative as opposed to prepping in a microwave using microwave/freezer/& even oven safe bowls for potential leftovers? Or, just boiling over a hot plate and eating from the pan if one of the meal prep goals is to reduced dishes? I’m all for reducing dishes and finding easier and quicker ways. So, would seriously like to know

    BTW: coffee carafes come in handy for many things. I’ve saved a couple from old coffee makers & pick up at garage sales & thrift stores. They are great to keep in the refrigerator for cold water, teas & my morning Citrus drink; Cover with clear plastic if desired. Neatly layer single serving Ziploc bags to sit around with fruit or small snacks. The handles & plastic tops can be painted. Even the glass can be painted &/or decorated. Can be used for see-through storage inside cabinets or on countertops. Even going to use a couple as decorative succulent plant planters. Many creative uses. Appreciate all your helpful ideas

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