We're not going to tell you to use a glass as a speaker or to put food colouring in your milk so no one steals it because you either won't do it because you're not nuts or you will and you'll realise it was a bad idea. Here are 7 actually useful life hacks that are perfect for uni!
1. Find your fave Netflix genre in a flash
Seriously, this guide is absolutely awesome. Know that you want to watch a movie about American football or a tear-jerking romance but not sure where to look? Just pop a little code onto the end of your URL and you're done! This hack only works when you're using Netflix on a desktop or laptop computer but, you're at uni, so chances are you will be. All you need to do is put this code after the /browse/genre/ section of the URL. Easy film findin'!
2. Use washi tape as an easy and safe way to decorate
Washi tape doesn't have the same amount of stickiness as your standard sticky tape does but it holds up paper really easily. This means you can still poster-ize your room without the risk of all of the paint coming off with your posters. Plus, washi tape comes in the cutest designs and colours so it's all about the personality! Paperchase always have a cool selection will loads of different designs for you to choose from and you can grab 10% off using your UNiDAYS discount!
3. Keep your timetable on your phone
Whether you add recurring events onto your iCal and set reminders or you simply take a photo of your timetable and keep in in your favourite photos, keep your timetable handy. This will make sure that hopefully you don't miss lectures and seminars by accident!
4. Colour-code everything
Got a tonne of keys that you can't remember what they're for? Paint the tips of them with nail varnish or acrylic paint and you'll learn that green is for the front door and orange is for the patio, etc! The same goes with your different subjects or topics notebooks. Separate things into colours and there's more chance that you'll take the right notebook to the right class.
5. Make your own sleep potion
OK, hear me out on this one! Most halls and student flats don't allow candles and naked flames, cos, danger. So, if you need a little relaxation of an evening, whip yourself up a stress-relieving room spray from essential oils and water.
6. Stains no more!
Srsly. This will be your go-to pin for the rest of your university life. Hell, probably your adult life too. I still Google "How to get X out of X" probably once a week because I am super clumsy. Guaranteed you'll get pretty much all of these things on something at some point in your 3-4 years at uni. Stock up on the items that you'll need to get things out with, chances are you'll have them in your store cupboards anyway.
7. Re-use candle holders for storage
This is a hack that's both useful, recycling friendly and looks damn cute. If you've got old candle holders (at home, obv because halls don't letcha have fire) then bring them to uni with you to store your stuff. This nifty storage trick works with pens, makeup brushes, toothbrushes, mascara and loads more! Plus, it doesn't have to be just fancy candle jars, you could re-use jam jars and printed coffee tins.