College students are just plain genius. I mean, they have to be to take all those hard classes and pass them and also live on a tiny budget while making sub-par money and living in a tin box for an apartment. So, yeah, they’re pretty resourceful when they have to be. Here’s 21 times poor college students came up with some seriously creative solutions.
1. Because you need enough milk to last you a week
Why not fill up on campus goodies like this one and save yourself a few bucks at the grocery store.
2. Putting rum in a mouthwash bottle
A little bit of food coloring went on a long way for this student who’s on a cruise and on a budget.
3. Who needs a garbage can
You really don’t need to worry about buying a garbage can when you have creative genius like this hanging around.
4. Razors for a year
So what if you get razor burn every time you shave? Have you seen the cost of razors these days? Those things are gonna put you out of business.
5. New and improved shower head
This is especially useful for those awful dorm showers that come out like a mist that feels like tiny nails hitting you.
6. Who says you need to buy toilet paper
It’s available in many places as long as you know how to look and remove it the right way.
7. Hanger or skewer
Looks like it’s both in the this situation. No reason why college kids shouldn’t be able to eat well.
8. Homemade shower curtain
Who needs a pretty curtain from Target when you can make one of these bad boys yourself.
9. Makeshift colander
Because this is the best use for your tennis racket.
10. Reheating leftovers
There are many different ways to heat up leftovers. You don’t always need a microwave.
11. Makeshift ironing board
A foolproof way to get all those wrinkles out of your clothes…just don’t scald your shirts!
12. Better than a bumper sticker
There’s nothing more rugged-looking than a piece of plywood as your bumper.
13. Make your own duster
When you don’t have a dustpan handy, you find other ways to make it work.
14. Pasta night will go on
You’re just now figuring out that there are multiple uses for your trusty coffeemaker.
15. Forgot the candles?
If you forgot candles for a cake, never fear! Just use a stalk of asparagus instead. It’ll burn as long as you need it to.
16. Condoms for sale
Hey, desperate times call for desperate measures, right?
17. When you want to make some money with as little effort as possible
You’ll have a couple bucks on hand before you know it.
18. Science helps you fill up your water jug
It’s not like water fountains ever run out of water anyway. You need to have a drink of water at night!
19. When you want to live comfortably
You know how to make it happen.
20. The things you live off of
Beer and Ramen noodles; what more do you need in life.
21. Another use for airplane seats
Well, here’s one way to get more leg room.