Most of us have spent some time studying at a uni or a college. And while a fraction of students are fancy enough to be living outside the campus, for the rest of us it's dorms and shared living spaces. Now, student life and being broke are basically synonyms, but not having any money might not be the worst thing at this stage of young life. Limited resources awaken creative ideas and these smart college students are here to prove it.

From engineered kitchenware to inventive cooking techniques these smart people do not let the college life lower the quality of their daily lives! DIY projects can save you a lot of money, and this list of economical solutions to everyday problems and dorm room ideas is a perfect example. Whether you're a student or just trying to cut back on expenses, this life hack list will inspire you to think outside the box. Have you ever solved a problem in an ingenious DIY way? Share your pictures below, or vote on your favorite!

#1

College

College

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starla4
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one's pretty good! I only ever seem to find water fountains that hardly clear the mouth guard though. Lol

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#2

Blizzard + Ingenuity = Win

Blizzard + Ingenuity = Win

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#3

So My Son Fixed Our Shower

So My Son Fixed Our Shower

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YvonneBernal
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can make these into a yard sprinkler too.

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#4

I Found The Other Phone Speakers Lacking Something, So I Made This

I Found The Other Phone Speakers Lacking Something, So I Made This

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#5

My Friends Went To College

My Friends Went To College

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#6

Left Side Mirror Broken Off? No Problem

Left Side Mirror Broken Off? No Problem

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#7

Sorry, We Do Not Have A Microwave Available To Guests

Sorry, We Do Not Have A Microwave Available To Guests

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#8

I'm Not Buying Socks For Another 5 Years

I'm Not Buying Socks For Another 5 Years

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#9

Quick And Easy Way To Make Noodles For All You College Students

Quick And Easy Way To Make Noodles For All You College Students

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joemama
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one brings me back. That's how I prepped my ramen noodles.

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#10

Went To Visit My Son In College. This Is His Porch Furniture

Went To Visit My Son In College. This Is His Porch Furniture

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#12

I'm A Practical Grill

I'm A Practical Grill

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KimberlyShaffer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Eww, you better hope the fire sanitizes the metal while you're at it

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#13

I May Have Crossed The Line Between Lifehack And Lazy

I May Have Crossed The Line Between Lifehack And Lazy

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#14

As A Uni Student With No Money, I Give You My New Cups

As A Uni Student With No Money, I Give You My New Cups

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CherylBall
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you an use an iron to heat the edges to make them curl in so you won't cut your lips...

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#16

Bachelor Level: Engineer

Bachelor Level: Engineer

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#17

You Might Be A Redneck If...

You Might Be A Redneck If...

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ChrisDempsey
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can peel potatoes with a drill too, but it has to be done in water which is probably a little dangerous

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#18

Intuition Level: Broke College Students

Intuition Level: Broke College Students

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Sky
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They sell shower rings at the dollar tree!

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#19

Living Situation: Broke College Student

Living Situation: Broke College Student

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EsthiSigner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of Jack Lemmon in "The Apartment" when he was cooking for Shirley MacLaine.

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#20

The College Student Struggle Is Real

The College Student Struggle Is Real

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#21

Being Resourceful

Being Resourceful

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#23

Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher

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#24

Some Say It's Redneck, I Say It's Goddamn Genius

Some Say It's Redneck, I Say It's Goddamn Genius

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#25

Parked My Car And Got Out, Then Saw This. Seems Safe To Me

Parked My Car And Got Out, Then Saw This. Seems Safe To Me

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Rism
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

insurance company, meh..

#26

College In A Nutshell

College In A Nutshell

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Rism
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As long as you got free wifi, owh yeahh

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#29

You Gotta Be Resourceful To Survive College

You Gotta Be Resourceful To Survive College

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#30

You Might Be A Redneck, If...

You Might Be A Redneck, If...

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#31

The Student Loans Ran Out - Can't Wait Another Semester For A Second Bookshelf.

The Student Loans Ran Out - Can't Wait Another Semester For A Second Bookshelf.

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JessicaPeterson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh the possibilities we are aware of when there is studying to be done.

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#32

College Edition: When One Is Without A Dustpan, A Modified Pizza Box Will Work Fine

College Edition: When One Is Without A Dustpan, A Modified Pizza Box Will Work Fine

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#33

Brilliant Idea

Brilliant Idea

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Sky
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that would be WAY more expensive than just getting a grill and bumper from a junk yard!

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#34

My Neighbors Are Testing A New Cash Flow Alternative

My Neighbors Are Testing A New Cash Flow Alternative

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#35

When You Don't Have Speakers

When You Don't Have Speakers

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#36

Cooking Level: Broke But Creative

Cooking Level: Broke But Creative

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#37

My Razor Broke About 5 Days Ago

My Razor Broke About 5 Days Ago

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Samuel Jay Brown
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Grow a beard and stroke it when your in a test and studying!

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#39

Luke's Pool

Luke's Pool

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#40

Lawnmower + Washing Machine Drum = Perfect Fireplace

Lawnmower + Washing Machine Drum = Perfect Fireplace

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#41

My Dad's Solution When His Iron Stopped Working

My Dad's Solution When His Iron Stopped Working

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jb11
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know, that is the way flat irons have worked for hundreds of years before the electric iron - you put it on the stove.

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#42

Desperate Times Calls For Desperate Measures

Desperate Times Calls For Desperate Measures

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#43

Dorm Room Hot Tub

Dorm Room Hot Tub

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#44

As A College Student, You Learn To Be Resourceful. Especially When You Don't Have A Microwave

As A College Student, You Learn To Be Resourceful. Especially When You Don't Have A Microwave

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#45

Popcorn Fire Alarm

Popcorn Fire Alarm

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LunarAurora
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you can comfortably see your house burn.

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#46

Toilet Paper Of A Broke College Student

Toilet Paper Of A Broke College Student

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#47

When You Don't Have Enough Money For Christmas Tree, You Can Create One From Your Hair

When You Don't Have Enough Money For Christmas Tree, You Can Create One From Your Hair

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#48

Never Had A Toaster During Uni .. No Problem !

Never Had A Toaster During Uni .. No Problem !

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Diddlybop
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like it's smiling lol

#49

This Might Work, When You Don't Have A Candlestick

This Might Work, When You Don't Have A Candlestick

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#50

As A Broke College Student, I Make Do With What I've Got

As A Broke College Student, I Make Do With What I've Got

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AryaRaven
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you run razors over jeans, every which way, it sharpens them enough for a couple more uses.

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#51

Smashed Potatos With Beer Bottle

Smashed Potatos With Beer Bottle

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BrunoBizier
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The bottle better be empty r filled with water, otherwise...

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#52

Lol

Lol

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Ronin Maguire
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

More like when you cant pay the electric bill

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#53

Glass Of Cockatil. Very Economy!

Glass Of Cockatil. Very Economy!

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#54

Van Plus Free Bricks = Bbq Oven

Van Plus Free Bricks = Bbq Oven

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