The Ultimate Guide To A Minimalist Dorm Room

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The Ultimate Guide To High School Graduation Party Decor

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25 Deliciously Healthy Recipes We Are Drooling Over

This post is all about the best healthy recipes.

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More and more I am craving healthy recipes.

Ones that taste just as good as my "bad for you" dinners but don't leave me feeling horrible about myself after.

I just created a recipe binder for myself and have been stalking Pinterest for the best healthy recipes and these are the ones I am drooling over.

These are the best healthy recipes we are drooling over right now.

Healthy Recipes:

1. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This healthy recipe honestly sounds like a match made in heaven!

Good carbs from the sweet potatoes, and good protein from turkey meat. It's a great way to start cooking healthy meals because this one is so easy to prep and make!

You can find this complete recipe at Belle of the Kitchen by clicking here.

2. Zucchini Lasagna 

Carbs are usually one of our worst enemies. 1. because they taste so good that they are hard to kick out of the diet, and two because they're so bad for our bodies!

This usually pasta filled recipe goes healthy by using zucchini instead of lasagna. That's a healthy recipe if I've ever seen one! 

You can find this recipe on Evolving Table by clicking here.

3. Burger Bowls

This is a great healthy twist on an American classic.

Bowls are super easy and healthy recipes, I totally recommend using them for lunch because you can meal prep them if you need to be on the go during that free hour! 

You can find this recipe over at 40 Aprons by clicking here.

4. Salmon & Asparagus with Garlic Lemon Butter

This looks SO good and so type of meal ;).

You can find this recipe on Eat Well 101 by clicking here.

5. Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans

This is not only a healthy recipe, but a cheap recipe as well. That's a combo I want more of!

And like honestly, doesn't this picture from pinterest look almost mouth-watering? I think we all have to try it! 

You can find this recipe on Yellow Bliss Road by clicking here.

6. Brocoli Salad

Hollllly shiizz this looks DELISH. This healthy recipe is so versatile that I had to share it!

It can be so filling if you have enough of it to where it can be a meal on its own. Or, serve smaller portions as a side to another healthy meal here. Ugh, we love combining! 

You can find this recipe over at Downshiftology by clicking here. (PS - love this website name!)

7. Chicken Pad Thai 

This is on my "I'm Making ASAP" list. This is one of my favorite "chinese" meals (is it chinese??) and looks so good to me so I'm really intrigued at this healthy version.

You can find this recipe on Learn To Cook by clicking here.

8. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Here's a healthy recipe for all my cajun lovers out there!

This has just about everything a New Orleans meal would offer you, except the calories. Which is exactly what we are looking for!

I can just imagine whipping this healthy recipe up for dinner and then eating its leftovers for lunch. I'm gonna make my imagination a reality sometime this week!

You can find this recipe on The Recipe Critic by clicking here.

10. Crispy Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A great way to keep your recipes on the healthier side is to make wraps or tacos with lettuce instead of tortillas! Trust me, it's still really good!

This is a healthy recipe for all my spicy lovers. Thank me later! 

You can find this recipe at Sugar Dish Me by clicking here.

11. Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Healthy recipes can be made year round, and this recipe proves it!

How APPETIZING does this soup look? Doesn't it make you wanna snuggle up with a blanket and a good movie on a crisp fall night? Me too. I'm gonna go do that . . . nope gotta finish this for you so we can all have healthy recipes that keep us on that grind!

You can find this recipe at A Skinny Perspective by clicking here.

12. Parmesean Garlic Spaghetti w/ Chicken Meatballs

If you're a carb lover, this a great cheat meal for you that isn't really a cheat meal!

Why? Because it is still healthy due to those chicken meatballs. And chicken substitutes are actually really good, I've learned. So open yourself up to new experiences and give this awesome easy and healthy recipe a try!

You can find this recipe over at a Wicked Whisk by clicking here.

13. Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs and Lemon Zucchini Noodles  

I've included a lot of chicken recipes, I know. So I'm gonna switch it up!

This recipe title has so many appetizing words that I kind of wanna whip it up in my kitchen right now. But I'm gonna finish this post instead, don't you worry!

If you want a meal that looks so good it can't be good for you, I think you have to try this healthy recipe out for dinner!

You can find this recipe over at Eat Well 101 by clicking here.

14. Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

Who doesn't love mexican? If you don't, I'll pray for you, while I make this healthy mexican recipe!

I mean c'mon, seeing this recipe just proves how easy it is to turn pretty much every recipe we know into something that is so good for our bodies! 

You can find this recipe over at Clean Eating With Kids by clicking here.

15. Turkey Meatloaf

What a unique and healthy twist on a home-cooked classic!

My mom use to make meatloaf all the time when I was a kid, but TBH I don't wanna know what kind of calories it had in it! I'm so glad I found this easy and healthy recipe I can try while keeping my childhood memories alive! 

You can find this recipe over at Organize Me Skinny by clicking here.

17. Quinoa Salad 

Quinoa! That's a word our generation has really come to love, huh? But it doesn't really have a flavor most of the time, does it?

So use that and all of quinoa health benefits to your advantage by incorporating it into like all your bowls and salads, like this healthy recipe! You'll become a big quinoa fan in no time, I promise! 

You can find this recipe at Cookie and Kate by clicking here.

18. Garlic Butter Steak and Lemon Green Beans 

Ok, but if you MUST cave and have some red meat, tbh I don't blame you I love that stuff, especially steak!

But do it right ok! It's one thing to cheat, it's an entire other thing to blow everything you've been working so hard for. 

This delicious recipe is healthy and easy and a great recipe for dinner for two. I totally recommend trying it out! 

You can find this recipe over at Eat Well 101 by clicking here.

22. Chickpea Tiki Masala

If you're an indian cuisine lover, don't fret! I have a healthy recipe you can drool over too!

Making tiki masala with chickpeas keeps it vegetarian and healthy. But no worries, the spices are still the same so you will still get that kick you love from Indian food! 

You can find this recipe over at Watch What U Eat by clicking here.

23. Vegan Potato Tacos

And yet another vegan and easy healthy recipe! Veganism is such a trend that honestly has some great health and environmental benefits so TBH I have to support it. 

Did you know that Taco Bell does potato tacos, too? Well now you know. But don't go get those, eat this easy and healthy recipe instead! 

You can find this recipe over at The Savory Vegan by clicking here.

24. Sloppy Joe Bowls

What a fun healthy twist on a childhood favorite! Did anyone else's elementary school serve sloppy joes like all the time? No? Just me, ok cool!

Regardless of how boring your childhood was or not, this is a healthy recipe idea that is easy and healthy and will taste delicious. What a winner! 

You can find this recipe over at Marys Whole Life by clicking here.

25. Healthy Cobb Salad

And lastly on this list, is one more healthy recipe idea for lunch!

Cobb salads are staple, but sometimes with certain dressing and bacon and fried chicken the calories can add up!

This healthy cobb salad keeps the calories down but fills us up. And most of the time, that combo is EXACTLY what we are looking for!

You can find this recipe over at Easy Quick Recipes.

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52 Best Graduation Party Ideas Guaranteed To Impress

This post is all about graduation party ideas.

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The time has finally come to start thinking about graduation party ideas. 

Whether you are a parent of a graduate or the grad yourself, coming up with graduation party ideas that will WOW your guests can be difficult to find.

Throwing a graduation party can be stressful but these ideas will give you just the inspiration you need.

This post shows you the best graduation party ideas that are guaranteed to impress your guests.

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Graduation Party Ideas

High School Graduation Party Ideas:

1. Make A Photo Backdrop With Curtains
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Having a photobooth background is an essential for a graduation party and one that is cute AND easy to create is a win-win.

This DIY photobooth background made out of curtains is so cute.

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2. Use Pictures For a Simple Centerpiece

This is one of the simplest graduation party ideas and something that can be whipped up very inexpensively. 

All you need is a few bouquets of flowers to take apart, a vase from the dollar store, and a picture of the grad!

3. Display Party Entrance Signs
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See more pictures from my grad party here: The Secret To Throwing A Graduation Party People Will Remember

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This sign is from my own graduation party! My friend and I painted these and put them at the entrance of our neighborhood to show guests where they need to go.

It was the perfect entrance to the party and helped set the theme.

4. Use Large Balloons As Photo Props

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Is it really a graduation party without large number balloons?!

For real though, this is one of the most popular graduation party ideas because it makes a large impact at an extremely low cost.

It's also a super fun thing for your guests to hold while they take pictures with the graduate.

5. Display Cute Paper Straws

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Aren't these straws so cute?!

People will be so impressed to your attention to detail with these graduation straws.

6. Use Graduation Banners To Decorate Spaces

One of my favorite graduation party ideas - graduation banners!

I had banners all over my grad party because they are so cute and are cheap (win-win!).

Nowadays, you can find all different kinds of graduation themed banners on Amazon.

7. Make (Or Order) Graduation Cap Cookies

These graduation themed cookies are the perfect addition to the dessert table.

8. Make These Graduation Cap Cupcake Stands

These graduation cap cupcake stands are really easy to make and make a huge impact.

Click here to see the tutorial for this DIY.

9. Display a Graduation Memory Board
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Put together a memory board of all the major events that happened in high school.

This is such a fun thing for the guests and other high school graduates to look at and reminisce on all that has happened in the last four years.

10. Have a Chalk-Board Inspired Photo Backdrop

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If you're looking for inspiration for a graduation photo booth background, then this is it!

Chalkboard inspired backdrops are very popular and really are not hard to put-together. All you need is two large sheets of MDF (you can find this at Home Depot), some chalkboard paint, and chalk markers!

I love how in this picture they used a tassel garland to add some dimension to the board.

11. Use Their College Flag As A Table Cloth
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Super cheap and cute!

12. Frame Graduation Inspired Quotes

Print off inspirational quotes that relate to graduation and frame them around the party.

They add a big impact for a little price.

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13. String Lights Between Trees

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How cute is this outdoor graduation party ideas?! 

Adding the lights across the trees makes the party feel much more cozy.

14. Set Out A Wisdom Jar For The Graduate

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When I graduated college, I was looking for as much advice as I could get! 

This is such a fun way for guests to get involved and give their top piece of advice to the graduate.

15. Come Up With An Instagram Hashtag

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Coming up with an Instagram hashtag is a great way to make sure that you are able to see all the pictures guests took while at your party!

Make sure the guests know what the hashtag is by placing a cute print out in frames around the party.

16. Use a Ladder To Display Graduation Decorations

Who would have thought an old ladder would look this cute?!

Placing pieces of wood between a ladder is a very creative way to display snacks and other graduation party mementos.

17. Line Your Driveway With Old Photos

This is one of the most classic graduation party ideas and for good reason.

Not only will this show the guests the exact house the party is at but it also features all the cute photos of the graduate growing up!

18. Paint a Globe With A Graduation Themed Quote

Head to the local thrift store and see if you can get your hands on an inexpensive globe.

Paint the globe and add a cute saying on it and it is a perfect addition to your graduation party ideas!

19. Use a Friends Inspired Photo Backdrop

If I was a huge Friends fan I would have 100% used this at my graduation party.

One of my all-time favorite graduation party ideas!

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20. Set-up a Color-Coordinated Dessert Table

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Isn't this graduation party idea obsessed.

I love the classiness this graduate and her mom were able to bring to her party!

21. Spray Paint Pineapples As Table Centerpieces

This pineapple DIY is an easy centerpiece idea!

Stick in some pictures into the leaves of a pineapple and you've got the perfect graduation party centerpiece.

22. Use Their Future College State
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Celebrate the graduates college by incorporating the colleges state into the decorations.

This graduation party used her colleges state as the backdrop to her candy bar.

23. Use Pallet Boards As A Photo Wall

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I used pallet boards at my graduation but totally wish I would have used a garland and "yay" balloons like these girls did.

Such an easy backdrop but so cute and trendy at the same time.

24. Decorate With Large Balloons

36" inch balloons are all the rage for graduation party ideas and can be found in pictures all over Pinterest.

Best part? You can get 5 of these large balloons for less than $10 dollars.

25. Set Up A Donut Table

This is a perfect way to make your graduation party ideas yummy and cute!

26. Frame Your Garage With These Table Cloth Curtains

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Can you believe those "curtains" on the garage doors are actually table cloths?!

This tutorial is really impressive and something everyone who is planning on having their graduation party in their garage should read.

27. Have A Rose Gold Themed Party

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Obsessed with rose gold?

These rose gold balloons and fringe would make for the perfect photo backdrop.

28. DIY A Rustic Cupcake Stand

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Buy or DIY this cute rustic holder to display all your cupcakes.

29. Make A Polaroid Photo Booth

Polaroid film can be expensive. DIY this polaroid booth and snap away for a cute and cheap decoration!

30. "Nacho Average Graduate" Taco Bar

Is this not one of the cutest graduation party ideas?!

Everyone loves tacos and this is such a perfect way to tie it into a graduation party.

31. Decorate Balloons With Graduation Caps

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Easily decorate balloons by turning them into graduation caps.

Such a cute and fun idea to enhance the normal balloon!

32. Use Graduation Themed Napkins

Don't forget about the small details!

Graduation themed napkins add a small but impactful touch to the party.

33. "Donut Forget About Me" Table

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Who doesn't love donuts?! Set up a donut bar for your guests to grab from and anchor it with a graduation themed sign, "Donut Forget About Me".

34.DIY Gift Bags For Guests

These bags are super easy and your guests will love it!

Graduation Party Ideas For Guys:

35. Have A "Taco" Themed Graduation Party
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It can often to be hard to find graduation party ideas for guys but this taco themed party is such a great gender-neutral idea!

You could also take the idea from above and have a taco bar with a sign that says "Nacho Average Graduate". 

36. Use Balloons To Display Pictures
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How fun is this?!

Use balloons filled with helium to hold up special pictures of the graduate.

37. Make Snacks Look Like Diplomas

What better way to celebrate to eat! Make the snacks look like diplomas by wrapping a ribbon around them!

38. Showcase Sports Memorabilia In A Creative Way
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Trying to find a creative way to display sport memorabilia and/or trophies?

Use a pallet board and table to showcase all the sporting equipment.

39. Put Drinks In A Metal Bin With Ice

Not only is this an easy graduation party idea, but it will keep your drinks cold while saving room in the fridge!

40. Place Cupcakes In Shape of Graduation Year

This is an extremely easy way to situate cupcakes in a way that goes with the graduation theme.

41. Have A Nike Inspired Graduation Party

How fun would a Nike themed graduation party be?!

42. Have a S'mores Bar

A s'mores bar is the perfect outdoor activity to have for your guests.

I mean, who doesn't love some s'mores?!

43. Have Guests Address Their Envelope

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Plan ahead and have your guests write their address on a card.

Not only does this save you time, but it will also ensure that all guest addresses are correct.

44. Buy a Graduation Card Holder

Use a graduation card holder for your guests to put their cards and money into for the grad.

This makes sure that the cards don't blow away and that there is a specific spot for them so they don't get lost.

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45. Use 2020 Balloons For An Easy Photo Background

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Here is another graduation party ideas featuring balloon numbers!

This is really easy backdrop that you can set up for your guests to take photos in front of.

46. Display Yearbook Pictures
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Props to Mom for buying those yearbook photos even when you told her they were "so ugly!" Use your K-12 photos on your display!

47. Guest Book

Buy a book for guests to sign! It will be so fun to look back and see who was there and what they wrote!

48. Fill Champagne Glasses With Candy

Fill champagne flutes with candy! 

49. Put Graduation Sign In The Yard

Put up signs in front of your house to show guests where the party is being thrown.

50. DIY a Graduation Wreath

Did you know that you could make a beautiful wreath out of a pool noodle?!

You can find this graduation party tutorial here.

51. Make Fun Ice Cubes

Use fruits or even flowers to make your drinks super cute!

52. Use fun straws

You can buy or DIY these cute graduate straws!

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24 Photos of Insanely Beautiful & Organized Dorm Rooms

This is all about the best organized dorm rooms.

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I was obsessed with dreaming up what my dorm room would look like from how I was going to decorate it to looking at pictures of organized dorm rooms.

Maybe it's the type-A perfectionist in me or maybe I was just ready to get out of my house ( 😉 )but I would spend hours doing it.

...and I know I'm not the only one.

This post gives you SO many really cute and organized dorm room inspiration that you can go and recreate in your own room.

Insanely Organized Dorm Rooms:

1. Keep Everything In a Corner 

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One of the best ways to create an organized dorm room is to keep everything in the corner of the room. Why? Because it makes the space seem bigger because there is more space in the middle of the room!

So keep your bed and desks in the corners of the room to make your dorm look like the most organized one on the hall.


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2. Keep Things on the Back of Your Desk 
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When being organized, the key is to be almost minimalistic! 

I hate having things cluttered around my desk and not having enough places to lay my books out (that sounds stupid but it's honestly true haha).

Also, I love how this girl added contact paper to her desk! Such an easy way to cover that ugly and worn wood in your dorm room.

3. Hang Lights On Walls
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Another great way to create an organized dorm room is by hanging lights on the wall.

It's a great hack that makes the room look more spacious because it maximizes space. Definitely something to think about! 

4. Bedroom Upstairs, Office Downstairs
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This picture honestly  looks so cozy, and organized too! 

Lofting your bed is one of the smartest ways you can keep an organized dorm room because it creates SO much more space.

And this idea is awesome because if you're at your desk studying, your bed is out of sight, and therefore out of mind so you can GRIND! 

5. Have Nothing Except a Rug on the Floor

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Much like when I said to keep furniture in a corner, keep the floor clean as well. I'm talking minimalistic honestly. Sure the poofs and the ottomans are cute and come in handy, but if you really want an organized dorm room consider only having a rug on the floor.

With how nasty dorm room floors are, having a rug is an essential.

6. Keep With Whites and Neutrals
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An organized dorm room is half actual organization, and another half life hacks. 

So here's another life hack: use whites and neutrals as much as possible in your dorm room. Color is fun, but keep it limited so that you look like you have a lot more space than you actually do! (I like to add color in pillows so I can change it seasonally)

And white and neutrals just LOOK clean, so buying them means you've already won half the battle when it comes to organization! 

7. Organize Your Things Under Your Lofted Bed 
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Dorm beds are abnormally high, but there's a reason for that: STORAGE!

By putting stuff under your lofted dorm bed it allows for more storage and honestly is a win-win. I lofted my bed the two years I lived in the dorms.

8. Keep Surfaces Minimalistic  
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Pretty much obsessed with everything in this dorm room.

9. Use The Top Of Your Fridge To Organize Your Mugs
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It is well known on this blog that I love tea and will therefore find a way to incorporate it into about every blog post.

I love how this girl didn't waste the storage opportunity on the top of her fridge and actually made it cute!

10.Bring In Extra Furniture  
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This is only if you have space, but those new dorms at basically every SEC campus are not just essentially hotel rooms so if you're headed into SEC territory, you can probably apply this to your dorm! 

Bringing in extra furniture makes an organized dorm room in that it provides more space for you to hide things. Makes perfect sense, right? 

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11. Black and White Combo ALWAYS Looks Organized

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Contrast looks good. Good looks organized. Black and white is a contrast, so black and white looks organized!

12. Use The Same Colored Furniture 
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Maybe black and white isn't your thinkg, totally understandable!

Whatever your color may be, just use it all throughout your room. The same color creates a flow throghout your room and makes it look neat and tidy! 

13. Add The Same Patterns  
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You can take this tip for any style (if your thing isn't sunflowers but it does look SO happy) and use repeated patterns throughout your dorm.

Plus, this is good inspiration for suite rooms!

14. Put A Hutch Behind Your Bed 
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I think that this is one of the most genius ideas for an organized dorm room. And it's very unique too if you want to be a trendsetter! 

Have a desk hutch built up so that it can also be a headboard. It provides even more space for storage and organization!! 

15. Add Greenery/Succulents   
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I've probably made it seem like you shouldn't have any decor in your dorm room at all but that is SO not the case! Decor is needed, but it must be the right decor.

"Well what is that?" It is greenery and succulents. It makes a dorm room look organized because it provides some freshness and brightness to the room. Organization is all about the look of something, and greenery looks good! 

16. Keep A Few Things on Your Nightstand
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See how this nightstand has a lamp and a picture and that's it? It looks good right?

Keep like one to two things on your nightstand because less is best when it comes to an organized dorm room!

17. Just A Few Strands of String Lights  
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I know I know, string lights are almost like a necessity in dorm rooms nowadays! But yes, they contribute to an organized dorm room, too!

Don't use to many of them. There are so many spots for them and ways that you can use them it is so tempting to just put them everywhere but you're room will look like it vomited christmas lights if you use them everywhere.

18. Make a Sitting Area
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A lot of times people confuse organized with cozy, take advantage of this! 

A great way to make a cozy, yet organized dorm room is by creating a little sitting area. It doesn't take a lot of effort, just a bench or chair and some pillows. And people will love your dorm room! 

19. Loft Your Bed 
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This is a pretty obvious way to keep an organized dorm room. But sometimes we forget the obvious, so I wanted ot make sure and remind you! 

20. 1-3 Things Per Cubby  
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See how this cubby in the dorm room only has a few things in each cube and isn't just jam packed? It makes it look clean and organized, right? 

I know I said to store things, but where things are visible to other people, store them smartly!! 

21. Put Beds To One Side  
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This is a lot like putting the beds in the corner, keep things together to create flow and yes that can include your beds!

And putting your beds to one side also maximizes space and makes the room seem a lot bigger than it actually is which also plays into looking organized!

22. Create Symmetry  
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Another eye trick that you can play on people to make them think that your dorm room is insanely organized even if you haven't truly cleaned in ages is by creating symmetry throughout various places in the room!

This nightstand is the perfect example of that. It has the same lamps, and the same poofs in front of it. It makes it look nice and nice makes it look organized.

23. Put Items On Window Sill Instead of Furniture Tops 
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Consider putting a lot on there because you can technically hide it when you close the blinds. It's a great way to make use of unique space.

24. Just A Tapestry
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I suggest tapestries for a lot of things, they're great! But if you're going for an organized dorm room and want a tapestry, stick with just the tapestry. 

Tapestries have designs on them that when paired with other things can look messy and cluttered, and that is the opposite of what we want our dorm room to look like! 

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30 Most Popular Christmas Gifts for College Girl

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Deciding on Christmas gifts for college girl is not an easy feat.

You might find yourself asking these questions...What's considered "cool" right now? How will I know she won't throw it away? Will she laugh because it's such a lame gift?

Let's be real, girls are never easy to shop for but it's especially hard to find the perfect present ideas for college girl. 

As a college Junior, these are the most popular asked christmas gifts for college girl this year. If you buy one of these, it is almost guaranteed that they will love it! 

At the bottom of the post, I tell you 65+ more popular gifts college girls are asking for this year.

This post shows you 30 most popular Christmas gifts for college girl.

Most Popular Christmas Gifts for College Girl

1. Ugg Slippers

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UGG slippers are extremely popular christmas gifts for college girl will last you for years.

These are especially popular in dorms because you can wear them throughout the dorm hall and don't need to take them off.

The UGG slippers are the best and will last forever. If you want a cheaper option, these slippers are less than $20 dollars.

2. Water Bottle

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christmas gifts for college girls water bottle

S'Well water bottles are the "it" thing right now because they are cute but also keep water cold for days (not an exaggeration-- I have one and love it).

If the person you're gifting is more outdoorsy, I find that these college gals usually tend to go for the Hydro Flask

Both are the most popular water bottles people get in college.

The most popular colors currently for college students are matte blackgoldblack crocodile, and marble.

3. Fuzzy Blanket
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Is there a more comfy looking blanket?! I'm thinking no.

You can't go wrong with a blanket as a Christmas gift, it is a hit for all kinds of people.

Dorms and apartments have a history of being freezing since no one wants to pay for a lot of heat. A blanket is a must in the winter.

This blanket comes in a variety of colors and sizes (twin, queen, and king). 

4. AirPods
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Bluetooth headphones are a college essential and beloved item by many.

Some of my college friends said that bluetooth headphones have been their favorite purchase of the year and that they didn't know how they lived without them before (slightly dramatic, but you can clearly tell these are a hit).

The original Apple AirPods are the most popular wireless headphones for college students. They hold battery for a long time and don't break easily. However, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative these wireless headphones come in at just $27.99.

5. Apple Watch
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Apple Watches are another "it" item and something that everyone wants.

Not only can it help you stay organized and on top of your work, it can also help look at your fitness and sleep patterns.

This is a bigger gift, but one of the most wanted christmas gifts for college girl.

Looking for gifts for college students guys? Don't worry, this also comes in black and gray.

6. Lululemon Workout Gear
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You can never have enough Lululemon clothes and will be a hit no matter what the girl is like.

Lululemon is by far the most popular workout brand for college students.

7. Fuzzy Sweatshirt
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I called my sister to ask her what she thought the most popular christmas gifts for college girl would be (she's a freshman at University of Wisconsin-Madison) and she said hands down fuzzy sweatshirts.

She has this one from Nordstrom and whenever she wears it, she has at least ten girls asking where she got it from. 

The one I have listed is a cheaper one available on Amazon, but if you want the real deal the Nordstrom sweatshirt is the way to go. 

These are really popular and for good reason. You are basically a walking blanket wearing this!

8. Gift Card for a Massage

Um, who wouldn't want a gift card for a massage?!

A massage is something every college girl wants but usually can't afford, so surprise her with one on you!

9. White Adidas Sneakers
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I recently saw a picture of a group of girls from my high school with their college friends and every single one had white Adidas sneakers on.

It is definitely the popular shoe available right now.

I included the black and white adidas sneaker because thats the classic option (still very popular) but the all white one is the most popular option right now. 

10. Baseball Hat
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Hats are always popular but especially with college students since sometimes we don't feel like washing our hair ;/. 

These are the two favorite hats... The first hat can be customized to have the initials of your local airport. It lets the student bring a little bit of home to college.

The second hat is the distressed look which is SO popular. Both are great options!

11. Long Winter Jacket
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christmas gifts for college girls

If you're in the North and the college student doesn't have a long winter jacket like one of these, you my swell plan their funeral. 

Okay, totally kidding. But seriously, a good jacket is so essential for anywhere that gets cold. Most of college students classes require a walk and colleges don't cancel classes easily for snow/cold weather.

This Christmas gift for college girl can be a little pricey, but they both last forever. The Canada Goose Jacket ($923.71) seems extremely expensive but you would be shocked at the amount of college students that have them because they keep you so warm. 

12. Satin Pajamas
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The go-to college pajamas is a large old t-shirt and a raggedy pair of shorts.

BUT, having a nice set of satin pajamas makes you feel much more put together and the perfect way to feel a little more like, "I've got my shi* together and I will ace this test tomorrow".

Everyone could use a new set of pajamas and no one really thinks about buying themselves them which makes it the perfect gift.

You can purchase these pajamas here.

13. Stickers for Laptop
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Putting stickers on your laptop is a very popular thing to do among college students.

You can purchase all types of laptop stickers for really cheap on Amazon. They even come in packs of one hundred.

This is a perfect christmas stocking stuffer for college students.

14. Dainty Necklace
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Dainty necklaces are a cute everyday necklace that college students can wear. This style is very popular among students and is the perfect little accessory.

You can find this necklace here.

15. Portable Charger
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There is two things college students are always dealing with: Always being on the go and their phone never charged.

A portable phone charger is the perfect gifts for college students and can easily fit in a backpack or purse.

Don't think the college student will like this color? Don't worry, it also comes in black, red, and silver.

16. Scrunchies
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Scrunchies are SO popular and the perfect way to snazzy up a normal pony tail.

This 5-pack from Urban Outfitters is the most popular scrunchies pack.

17. WildFox Phone Case
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Wild Flower phone cases are extremely popular among college students.

They have all different designs so they are perfect Christmas gifts for college girls. 

You can find more Wild Flower case designs here.

18. Eyeshadow Palette
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This eyeshadow palette is perfect for college students because it has colors for everyday wear and colors that can also be worn on a night out.

Any beauty lover would love this palette. (also, if you can snatch it up--get it! It's sold out so many places because of how popular it is!)

They have a few available left here.

19. Face Masks
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Face masks are the closest thing college students will get to a spa. Believe me, this will be one of the best Christmas gifts for college girls. 

This gold face mask is the ultimate luxury face mask (not at a luxury price).

You can find this face mask here.

20. Silk Pillow Case
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College apartment and dorm showers can be rough on the hair so anything that can tame it a little bit, is worth it.

These silk pillowcases are known for helping keep hair from breaking and eliminating frizz.

You can find silk pillowcases here.

21. Robe
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Um, who wouldn't want this as a Christmas gift?!

This robe is the perfect thing to throw on after a shower and cozy up in during the brutal winter months. 

You can find this robe here.

22. Giftcards

Gift cards have always been and will always be the most wanted Christmas gift for college girl.

The most popular gift cards among us college students are Amazon, Target, food places, and Gas gift cards.

I'm biased to Amazon because they offer SO many products. They can get everything from game day apparel to food (and everything in between). Amazon gift cards can be purchased online.

23. Bluetooth Speaker
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Every college student needs a bluetooth speaker. It is essential!

This JBL Flip 3 Splash-proof Portable Stereo is one of the most popular speakers because of how loud it can play, it won't break it drinks get spilled on it, and can easily fit in a purse or backpack to take somewhere.

24. Travel Mug
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If the student you are gifting this too is a coffee or tea lover, this is a must.

The Yeti Tumblr is truly the best insulated travel mug and keeps your drink hot all through the day. Plus, it doesn't spill which is very important. If you don't like white, there are 12 other colors to choose from.

If you want to go for a "cuter" route, check out these travel mugs with gold lids. I want one!

25. RayBan Sunglasses
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Everyone wants Ray Ban sunglasses. These are BY FAR the most popular sunglass brand for college students. You literally can't go wrong getting a pair of Ray Bans for a girl in college.

I would say aviators are the most popular style Ray Ban for students but there are all different kinds of styles, so make sure to see which one you think they would like best!

26. Tile
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If the student you are buying for loses things a lot, they NEED a Tile! 

You attach them to your keys and hook it up to an app on your phone. The app will tell you exactly where your keys are so you never misplace them.

AND they are less than $25! I always assumed they were much more than that.

You can find this gold tile here.

27. Initial Necklace
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Initial necklaces are the thing to wear right now. The most popular ones are these two which are actually dupes for more expensive brands (like WAY more expensive).

These are a little bigger so if the person you're buying for doesn't usually wear jewelry I would maybe stay away from this.

28. Towel Wrap

I've said it before and I'll say it again, towel wraps are a MUST in college!

I used mine everyday and still use it every single time I shower.

You can find this towel wrap in all kinds of colors here.

29. Luna Face Cleaner
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You know Clarisonics? Well this is the new "IT" skin care cleaner.

I do have to say, these are amazing and clean your face so well.

These aren't cheap but they will last you a long time (and come in many different colors!).

30. Personalized Makeup Bag
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A personalized makeup bag is so nice to have in college because you are usually carting your makeup around to different places for parties or game days you are getting ready for.

To have a customized makeup bag that is clearly yours can make sure your stuff doesn't get lost.

Plus, you'll be able to have it for a really long time!

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If Santa could just get me everything on this list that would be great ;). 

Seriously though, these are the most popular Christmas gifts for college girl that are being asked for this year. They will be impressed that you knew to get things that are so "cool" right now ;).

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42 College Hacks Everyone Should Know By Senior Year

This post is all about college hacks.

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Now that I am a senior in college, I realize just how much I didn't know going into my freshman year. I've learned SO many college hacks that would have made my life a million times easier if I would have learned them freshman or sophomore year of college.

I put a huge list together (and asked my friends too) of the best college hacks that we've learned the last four years.

These are the best college hacks that everyone should know about before their senior years.

College Hacks You NEED To Know:

1. Take advantage of student discounts! 

There are sooo many amazing student discounts available from some of your favorites places. This is my ultimate favorite college hack just because who doesn't love saving money?

I use almost all of these and it's saved me so much money. I am already sad that once I graduate I have to pay full price for all these services ugh. I'm hoping that I can make it last as long as possible ;). 

1. Spotify (this also includes Hulu!)

2. Apple Music

3. Amazon Prime Student 

4. Movie Theaters (like $6 Student Thursdays)

5. Museums 

6. Shopping! (especially online!)

2. Buy extra long chargers.

Seriously this has saved me so many times. There are never enough plugs, especially in dorm rooms and apartments, so having a long charging cord that can reach you is crucial. 

The worst is when you're studying or laying on the couch and all you want to do is scroll through your phone but it's about to die. And then your charger doesn't reach. 

A long phone charger will be something you realize you need way more than you would think trust me! 


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3. Reheat pizza with a glass of water in the microwave to prevent soggy crust.

This is a drunk hack that you will appreciate at 2am after coming home from the bars.

I love leftover pizza as much as the next person but the WORST is when you reheat it and it gets all soggy. It just isn't the same. 

Don't worry... you'll never have to eat soggy leftover pizza again. This college hack is one of my favorites! Just fill a cup with a little water and put it in the microwave with the pizza and it soaks up any moisture. No more soggy crust! 

4. Keep your dorm or apartment smelling fresh with a laundry sheet.

My least favorite thing is when I walk into my room and it smells bad. This hack is so easy and lasts so much longer than an air freshener. 

Just put a laundry sheet on a fan or your air conditioner and there you go! It smells so much better. 

5. Loft your bed for more storage.

Lofting your bed or using bed risers gives you so much extra storage! This college hack is so helpful especially when living in the dorm and basically no room to put anything. 

Being able to put a few more storage bins under your bed makes keeping things organized a lot easier. 

6. When giving a presentation, make a friend ask you a question you already know the answer too.

I absolutely hate public speaking so anything that makes it easier I am here for. There are usually Q&A portions after presentations so if you have a friend in class, definitely tell them to ask you a question. 

This college hack makes it so much less nerve-racking and it will make you sound like you really know your stuff!  

7. Build your GPA in your first years when classes are easier.

You'll thank yourself senior year for this one. 

Going from high school to college is a hard transition but freshmen year classes are definitely the easiest of your 4 years. 

Work hard your first few semesters and do as well as you can. It only gets harder. Having a good start will give you some cushion for when your classes are tougher and it's more difficult to get As. 

8. Eat at as many free food events as you can.

OMG there are sooo many opportunities for free food. And trust me, you'll want to eat at every one. 

Food is expensive, especially if your like me and want to eat out all the time. 

The first few months of school there are so many events to get free food. New club meetings, networking events, Homecoming week, etc. Go to these! You'll save a ton of money on meals and the food is usually super good too 🙂

9. Rent your books on Amazon.

I will honestly never understand how a single book can cost over $200. That makes no sense! 

The good thing is is you can usually rent your books on Amazon rather than paying an absurd amount of money at your school's bookstore. 

Before buying them at school, check Amazon Rentals and compare prices. This college hack has saved me sooo much money throughout college. Just make sure you send it back before the rental deadline! 

I've also used Chegg and really like them because you get a ton of free product samples in the box they send you with your books haha. 

10. Go to office hours! 

Your professors LOVE when students come to office hours. More often than not, they are sitting their bored, waiting for someone to come talk to them. 

If you are struggling at all or have any questions, I highly recommend stopping in to office hours. It's definitely intimidating at first, but after you do it once, you'll realize that your professor is actually their to help and wants you to succeed. 

This is also great to network and get to know your professors. Who knows, you might need their help after graduation! 

11. Drink Pedialyte to lessen a hangover.

Alright, this may sound weird but I stand by this college hack 100%. If you are of drinking age, Pedialyte is pretty much the cure to a hangover. 

Drink it before you go out and after and you'll feel like one hundred bucks the morning after. And trust me, I get the worst hangovers of all time. 

12. Figure out what time of day you are most productive and take advantage of that.

I am such a morning person so I've learned to schedule my classes right away in the morning and do as much as I can before dinner. 

Some people like to stay up late and wake up late. And that's great! Schedule your classes in the afternoon when you are most productive. 

I've learned that if you don't schedule around your most productive time, you end up skipping class or just being lazy and tired. Listen to your body and follow that! 

13. Set your phone screen as your schedule the first week of classes. 

I am so bad at remembering my schedule so this was such a good college hack! It's so much easier to do this than to log in to your school's site and find it. It saved me so much time. 

14. The proper way to wrap a Mac charger. 

I didn't know how to wrap my computer charger for like 3 years into college. This blew my mind lol. This college hack will save you a lot of tangled cords! 

15. Go to class!

It is sooo easy to get in the habit of not going to class. But it's also super easy to get behind. The stress is not worth it. 

Go to class and learn! That's what college is all about. 

16. Bring a door stop when moving into the dorms.

I didn't do this and honestly I probably would have gotten to know a lot more people on my floor if I did. Having your door open is such a great way to tell your neighbors that they are welcome to come in and hang out! 

17. Check out people's leftovers on move out day.

When people are moving out they realize they have a lot of stuff that they don't use or don't want anymore. Check the common areas of your dorm or apartment building for things that people left behind! 

I've found everything from mini fridges to really cool posters. It's like a free garage sale!

18. Don't procrastinate.

The freedom of college makes it so easy to procrastinate and put work off. Stay on top of things! 

It will save you so much stress later in the semester. Cramming at the last minute is the worst and will ultimately hurt your grades. Trust me, I've been there. 

19. Find someone more productive than you and study with them. 

I love going to the library with other people that have their sh*t together. It makes me feel guilty when I'm not doing work which makes me so much more productive. 

One of the best motivators is finding a group of super hard-working people and doing work with them.

20. Only print on campus.

Having a printer sounds nice but honestly it's just a money pit. There are so many places on campus to print for free! 

You don't think of the paper and ink that you'll have to buy and it really does add up. Find the closest printer to your classes or where you live and go there when you need to print! 

21. Try to keep your Fridays as open as possible.

Trust me when I say you will not want to do ANY work once it hits Friday. Try to schedule as little class as you can so you don't have a packed day. 

This college hack helped me a ton once my classes got harder. Monday - Thursday I would be on my grind and would end up burning myself out by Friday. 

It's also great to have a 3 day weekend every week! How great does that sound?

22. Make eggs in the microwave when you're feeling lazy.

I am sooo lazy when it comes to cooking. This college hack has made my life 100x easier in the morning. All you need is a mug, eggs and a microwave! 

This is SO helpful for people living in the dorms too! 

23. Fancy up your Ramen Noodles. 

Everyone knows Ramen Noodles is a classic college meal. I mean how much easier can it be? 

These steps give you a way to switch up the classic Ramen meal to make it a little more home-cooked. I hope these recipes makes you feel a little less lazy! 

24. Know how you study best.

In your first year, test out different ways of studying - flashcards, rewriting notes, rewatching lectures, color coding, etc. Everyone learns differently and it helps so much to figure out how you study most effectively. 

I personally like Quizlet but need to actually print out the Quizlet sheets since I am a visual learner who needs to hold paper in my hand (weird but shows I figured out how I study best!!).

Once you figure out how you study best, studying gets a lot easier and quicker. Your exams will also go a lot better! 

25. Buy a Brita.

Wherever you are living, I always recommend getting a Britta. It honestly just makes your water taste so much better (which is why I love it) but it also makes sure your water is clean which is great too lol.

We used this college hack all the time in the dorms because who knows what's in the water there. 

26. Use free transportation. 

I wish I utilized this college hack more throughout college. Uber is so easy to get in the habit of using to get places and I definitely am guilty of that. 

But trust me, it adds up FAST. 

At my school, you could get a bus pass for free if you were a student. This saves so much money and the bus goes everywhere! Highly recommend looking into free transportation on your campus before you spend an arm on a leg on Ubers lol. 

27. Use binder clips to keep chargers in place. 

I hate when my charger is so short and falls on the floor when I'm studying or in bed. This college hack is sooo easy and makes your charger actually stay where you want it to. So helpful!

28. Place clothing vertical to save space. 

This college hack is great when you are low on storage! You can fit sooo much more in your drawers by placing things this way. 

If you are living in the dorms or a small apartment with limited space, this is a great way to save space. And it looks so organized! 

29. Tape a laundry cheat sheet to your hamper.

I still don't remember what cycle to put my laundry on and I'm a senior lol. This college hack will ensure that you never mess up your laundry because you'll always have a cheat sheet with you! 

30. Use a picture frame as an easy dry erase to-do list.

I love making to-do lists and staying organized. This college hack is so easy if you have an extra picture frame lying around. 

This is so simple and it looks great too!

31. Keep your books and notes and sell them to people that are taking the class after you.

I've been doing this college hack since freshmen year (since I have a younger sister) and keep all my class materials to either give to younger students or sell to people. 

This way you can make money off of material you otherwise would have thrown away and you're helping another student! Good karma 🙂 

32. Make your own coffee.

When I think about the large amount of money I spend on coffee from Starbucks a year makes me question my life lol.

This is the easiest college hack but is so tempting not to do. Seriously if you are on any sort of budget, making your own coffee will save you SO much. And it's so easy to find what a good combination that is either similar or the same to what you would order at a coffee shop. 

Keurigs or Nespresso machines are a great investment that will make it easy and fast to make a great cup of coffee. 


This is the BEST website to use when you're signing up for classes. People rate their professors on different things like difficulty, work load, etc. 

Before choosing your classes, I definitely recommend checking this website out to make sure that you're not getting yourself into a super hard class. People are very honest on this site so it will help you a ton. 

34. Listen to recorded lectures at 1.5x speed. 

If you have recorded lectures that you have to watch or are rewatching to study, watch at 1.5x speed. You really can't tell that much of a different and it makes it go sooo much faster. 

35. Copy your keys.

Once you start living on your own, you're going to have keys that you're most likely going to lose at some point (I've already gotten locked out of my apartment so many times). 

Most keys say "Do Not Duplicate" but I promise a locksmith will definitely still duplicate lol. Having a copy will save you so much trouble for the time when you are finding your original. 

36. Check grade distributions. 

Before signing up for classes, especially classes that you are taking just for extra credits and you want to be easy, check grade distributions from your school's registrar. 

I always use this college hack when looking for classes. This will show you the portion of students that get As, Bs, etc. This can help show you how easy the class will be and what your chances are of doing well. 

37. Make time to exercise.

I know we've all heard about the Freshmen 15. Well it's real. 

You have so much more time in college but it's easy to feel like you need to study all the time. Exercising actually helps a ton with productivity and your mood.

It's definitely something you should really try to incorporate into your schedule! 

38. Cooking with a coffee maker.

This is a GREAT college hack for you college freshmen! What better than an appliance that can make your coffee and your dinner? 

39. Don't forget to sleep! 

Guys sleep! I feel like college students have a stereotype that they don't ever sleep. Which some people really don't BUT it's so important!!!

It actually is proven that you retain information better when you get a good night sleep. All-nighters are never a good idea. And who doesn't love their sleep?

40. Get the Mint app to help budget.

I got this app this past summer and it's been so helpful. You can set budgets for yourself for different categories like eating out, bars, shopping, etc. And then it tracks your spending. 

It gives you a weekly summary of your spending and it's made me see that I spend waayyy too much money.

If you're on a budget, you should definitely download Mint! 

41. Bring cash out instead of your debit card. 

I have saved sooo much money doing this. If you are of age and are going out on the town, or if you're just going out to dinner with friends, bring a limited amount of cash out. 

This way you literally can't spend a lot of money because you only have a certain amount! Whenever I bring my debit card out, I always tend to spend way more than I planned to. 

Definitely try this college hack out if you're on a budget or want to save some money! 

42. Have fun!!! 

College goes by wayyy too fast. Don't forget to have fun! Don't take yourself too seriously and don't be afraid to mess up. You only have 4 years and stressing over the small things is not worth the time! 

Live these four years to the fullest! 

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