26 Neat Life Hacks to Simplify Your College Life

1. Record lectures and listen to them at double speed using VLC media player.VLC

Thankfully, VLC is free and easy to download.

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2. Take notes using different colored pens. This will help your visual memory.colored_pens_flickr

Who’s not a fan of a super attractive page of notes anyways?

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3. Build up your gpa early in the semester.earlygpa_callmylist

Any college student knows that the end of every semester is crunch time and 5 times as crazy as the beginning.

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4. In fact, try to build it up early in your college career.senioritis_someecards

If you thought high school senioritis was real, it wasn’t.

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5. Chewing the same flavored gum that you chewed while studying will help your memory when taking tests.chewinggum

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6. Learn how to make coffee without a coffee maker.coffeemakerwithoutcoffee_instructables

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7. Make scrambled eggs in the microwave using a coffee mug.microwaveeggs_wherethecookiesare

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8. Use binder clips to stack bottles in a mini fridge.binderclips_lifehacker

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9. When you don’t want to do dishes, use a tortilla inside/on top of a bowl.tortillabowl_reddit

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10. Maximize your Wi-Fi signal with this beer can trick.beerwifi_worklivelaos

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11. Save space in your closet by linking your hangers with soda can tabs.clotheshanger_youtube

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12. Microwave your leftovers more evenly with this neat trick.microwaveevenly_twistedsifter

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13. Filing your clothes will save you space.filedclothes_buzzfeed

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14. Put blue ink refills in red pen casings to prevent pen thieves.bluependisguise_mybs

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15. Hang photos with washi tape to avoid tearing the paint off your walls.washitape_pinterest

The colors will help style your boring white walls too!

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16. Use visa gift cards and 10minutemail.com to make free trial accounts online.visafreetrials_lifetricks

10minutemail.com generates you a temporary email that works great for free trials.

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17. When it’s hot, hang a damp towel over an open window to cool down a stuffy room.wettowel_buzzfeed

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18. Construct a straw makes for easy cocktail making.constructastraw_buzzfeed

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19. Post-it notes will keep Cheeto dust buildup on a grimy keyboard at bay.sticknotekeyboard_chicagonow

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20. If you’re a heavy sleeper, put your phone into a glass cup and it amplifies the sound.phoneincup_flickr

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21. Heat two bowls at once in the microwave by stacking one on a coffee cup.bowlsmicrowave_reddit

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22. Extend the life of your printer cartridges by resetting them when they are “empty”.inkcartridge_diply

Unfortunately this whole time you’ve been getting screwed out of the last drops of ink in every cartridge.

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23. If you’re out of air freshener, put some dryer sheets over a fan or AC unit to make your room lovely again.dryersheets_reddit

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24. Get Wi-Fi passwords at your local study spots by checking the comments on Foursquare.foursquarewifi_lifehacker

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25. Disguise your beers as soda pop by using Coca-Cola sleeves.beer-can-concealer_firstwefeast

Please drink responsibly.

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26. While you study, keep some water, fruits, and nuts with you for healthy brain food that won’t put you to sleep.healthysnacks