Friday, August 11, 2017

Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

MT. PLEASANT, Mich.,–– Whether you're an incoming freshman or a soon-to-be-graduate, nothing helps make cleaning, organizing, and living easier than a good handful of life hacks! With a few quick and simple tricks using items you likely already own, running around campus will feel much more stress free. Keep your room clean and your roommates happy with our list of easy and affordable college life hacks, that'll make you say "why didn't I think of that?"

Free Up Microwave Space


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

Need to microwave dinner before you hit the books, but need more room in your microwave? Flip a coffee cup over and stack your other plate or bowl on top of it. You'll free up some space and save a little time, whether you're making extra food to fuel your all-nighter or you're just sharing with your roommates!

Refresh Your Room


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

If your new dorm room still smells like its old residents, refresh the smell of your room with a fresh linen smell! Put a few dryer sheets on the back of your room's fan and the smell will circulate through your room in no time. Since most universities don't allow candles in dorm rooms, you can use dryer sheets as a fresh substitute.

Reorganize Your Closet


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

If you're headed into a typical dorm with little closet space, you can solve that problem with pop can pull tabs! Using these in conjunction with your hangers, you can almost double the size of your closet space. If you're a planner, you can even organize your closet based on clothing that pairs well together to make getting ready in the morning so much easier. 

Simplify Cooking


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

Did you know that you can use your coffee maker for more than just your morning brew? Cooking With Your Coffee Maker is a blog dedicated to creating popular recipes with a coffee maker to save users money and cook time. Learn a few new recipes you can make in your coffee machine this school year!

Reward Yourself for Studying


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

Make studying way more fun by rewarding yourself for finishing your hard work! Buy a bag of your favorite candy and assign a piece for the end of each task, like the reading example above. This studying method actually helps you remember things at a much better rate, according to this psychological study!

Save Money With Chegg


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks

College textbook prices have gone up 82% in price since 2003! Now it seems college students can barely afford course-required books and can't seem to sell them back. Chegg is a college textbook site that allows college students to rent their textbooks at up to 10% of their listed price. Plus, orders over $50 get free shipping!


Free Up Dresser Space


Easy and Affordable College Life Hacks


If you fold your clothes and place them in your dresser vertically, you'll have more room in your dresser for your entire wardrobe. This handy tip can be extremely helpful when you live with multiple roommates and are forced to share dresser space. You'll be able to see what clothing you could wear that day without having to dig through your dresser again!

College is one of the most enjoyable experiences in life, especially at Central Michigan University! You can have fun, enjoy freedom, and take one step closer to adulthood, all while exposing yourself to interesting new opportunities and growing your mind. This freedom also means you have more responsibilities to worry about, but our easy and affordable college life hacks should ease your transition into adulthood. If you're heading up to school soon, schedule an appointment with us to make sure your vehicle is good to go before you make the drive, and if you have to get an oil changed or other routine maintenance done, use our coupons to save some extra money. 

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