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24 ingenious DIYs for broke college students

Ah, college. A time for broadening our horizons. A time for making new friends.

… A time for squeezing every penny until it squeals.

It’s a given that most of us, given our limited funds, will have to scrimp whatever money we have in our possession – that means we usually can’t afford to buy new things or have them fixed.

But being cash-strapped has its perks: it can bring out the creativity in you. 

Because why pay for something when you can Do-It-Yourself (DIY) for little to no cost?

Here are some brilliant alternatives or DIYs devised by broke college students, for broke college students!

1. For when your showerhead’s gone missing …

2. For when you can’t foot the bill to have the sofa reupholstered …

3. For when your car’s side mirror falls off …

4. For when you can’t even bother to get a bin …

5. For when you’re too cheap to buy a portable speaker …

6. For when you want to bring your speaker game up to another level …

7. For when you’re down to your last pair of socks …

8. For when you want to mooch water off your uni, but you can’t be bothered to hang around for it to fill up …

9. Who needs a fancy panini press when you’ve got two hot laptop chargers?

10. For when it’s cold and your toaster’s busted … A two-in-one solution!

11. For when you want to host a BBQ, but can’t afford a proper grill …

12. For when you’ve misplaced your pizza cutter …

13. For when you’ve got leftover pizza, but no microwave oven …

14. For when you’ve got plenty of hangers, but no shower curtain rings …

15. For when you desperately need coffee, but you just ran out of coffee filters …

16. What time is it? Oh, it’s half past broke-as-heck …

17. Why use a chair when you can use the box it was in?

18. For when you need to keep your chips (or if you’re in the UK, crisps) crunchy …

19. For when you don’t have any chopsticks handy …

20. For when you want to party like a baller in a hot tub …

21. Yeah, I’d be careful to keep the power as low as possible – unless you want your food flying.

22. For when your iron’s busted and it’s date night …

23. Who’d’ve thought that a pizza box would make an excellent dust pan for post-party clean-ups?

24. No money to pay the rent? Just grab your camping gear and ‘hang’ around your library!

(H/T: Next Shark, 22 Words, Bored Panda

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