Fact: being a college student is not a walk in the park. On top of keeping track of expenses, there are lengthy assignments to finish within an impossible time limit. Top it off with a dollop of stress and sleep-deprivation, because why not?
Apart from vacations, there’s no time to let yourself breathe, so below are a few DIY ideas that can make your life a little easier.
This is probably the most convenient way to take care of your food cravings. You can make absolutely anything; from muffins, cakes and pancakes to mac n’ cheese, omelets and hashes. All you need is five minutes and you’ve got a warm meal.
Cookie sheet magnetic board
A cheap and simple way to create your own reminder board! Keeping track of deadlines can be confusing, so it’s better to have them all displayed. Buy a can of spray paint to personalize the board, use hanging strips to hang it and buy or make your own magnets.
Or, you know, a Sharpie and a calendar works wonders.
DIY coffee filter
What happens if your dorm doesn’t let you have a coffee machine? Spending money on coffee every morning probably isn’t the smartest thing to do. All you need is a foam cup, a coffee filter and an elastic band. Cut out the bottom of the foam cup and secure the filter over the opening with a band.
Keep your phone inside a cup so the sound of your alarm is amplified. Plus, you’re forced to get up to turn it off. Perfect for heavy sleepers!
Setting your schedule as your screen lock is more convenient than scrolling through your photos. That way, you can always keep track of your classes.
Self-control apps are a pretty good invention too, for those who get distracted easily. Download one and use it to block certain websites while you study.