Let’s save the struggles for the classroom and late night cram study sessions.
1. How to keep your headphones from getting tangled.
So I don’t know about you, but I seriously hate having to untangle my headphones every time I take them out of my backpack. This video teaches you how to wrap them in the easiest and most perfect way, so you don’t have to waste any more time untying those horrible knots.
2. File your clothes to save space!
True story: I broke the drawers in my dorm room from stuffing too many pieces of clothing into the worlds smallest drawer. In order to preserve space and to keep your clothes neat and organized, all it takes is learning a new method of folding. Easy as cake. No broken drawers for you.
3. When it’s hot out, hang a damp towel over an open window to cool down a stuffy dorm room.
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Dorms are known for not having the world’s best air circulation, now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s important to know how to cool down a hot room without paying for some crazy fancy fan or AC unit.
4. Reheat pizza in a microwave with a glass of water.
Pizza is a college student’s favorite food. Why? Because it’s heaven on earth and typically pretty cheap on most college campuses. So when you’re in the mood to stuff your face and have some leftovers, include a glass of water with your slice when you microwave it. Somehow, magically, it prevents the crust from getting soggy and chewy. Genius!
5. Get the Wi-Fi password to most establishments by checking the comments on Foursquare.
Not in the mood to use up data at a new coffee spot? The app Foursquare allows people to post comments about different spots to inform people on whether or not the place is worth a visit. Typically, you can find the Wi-Fi password in the comments. You’re welcome.
6. Have short charger cords? Need a power strip near your bed? Tape it to your nightstand.
The number one greatest hack I’ve ever seen. It will make your life infinitely easier.
7. Use 3M hooks to mount a tablet wherever you want.
Yes, there are cases for your tablet that can stand it up without you having to hold it, but how incredible would it be have your tablet mounted so you can watch it like you would watch a TV? Ah, the life.
8. By charging your laptop battery to 80% instead of 100% you can greatly extend the usable lifespan of the battery.
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It’s no secret now that leaving your phones and laptops to charge overnight slowly but surely destroys the battery. To prevent this annoyance, make sure you’re around as your laptop charges and pull the chord when it reaches 80%. You’re battery will last much longer!