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15 Hilarious Photos That Show What Happens When Kids Go Broke In College

By Andrew Alpin, 23 September 2017

If you have spent three years in college then you’ll understand how college students need to be creative and use their ingenuity to innovate in the living quarters all because they may be broke. While everyone has of course gone through hardship in college, these images shown here reveal how these kids should get an award for creativity and innovation. Here are 15 photos of genius college kids and their incredible life hacks to make things easier in a hostel.

1When you’re trapped in a blizzard

If you’re stuck in a blizzard and don’t have a refrigerator, you make the most of your situation. Like these college kids have carved a makeshift refrigerator out of ice to refrigerate and cool their drinks. How smart if that. 

When you don't have refrigerator

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2When you don’t have a trashcan

So who actually needs one because ultimately you need to discard the trash and throw it away? A plastic bag is all that’s needed which can be placed over any cavity or piece of furniture with an opening that can function just as well. 


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3No one will suspect a thing

When you have a hole in your socks and don’t have a second pair or too lazy to darn the thing, then the next best thing to do is paint your toes in the same color as the socks which nobody will notice. 

hole in your socks

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4When lazy meets genius

Here’s another example of being lazy. This guy has devised a great way of mowing the lawn with no walking effort. His DIY lawnmower cycle is the best way of getting a good cycle ride while also performing a task. 

Lazy people are genius

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5When you hate doing the dishes

This, of course, takes the cake!! Washing dishes is a headache so the best way to solve the problem is not to dirty them. This guy found how to do both as well as eat in them too. 

When you hate doing dishes

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6No cups and glasses

Not a problem at all. This college student couldn’t afford cups and glasses. He did the next best thing by cutting his beverage pet bottles to for makeshift glasses and they actually work which is a great idea. 

Engineer's cup and glass

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7Engineering major?

Only an engineering grad would get the idea of making his own pizza cutter using a piece of tin and his ruler. Sharpened enough, the tin lid can, of course, make a sharp cutter but you need to be careful of not cutting your finger too. 

Engineer's pizza cutting knife

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8College ingenuity at its finest

Even if you want to make pasta and ravioli and you don’t have a strainer, that shouldn’t be a bother because as long as you have your tennis racket, it can be used for so many purposes. 

Engineer making pasta

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9Clever lock

This is a creative way of locking your car. You won’t need to resort to many security systems or window locks which are no use once a thief enters your car but this way even if the doors are left open, no one can drive it away. 

Clever Gear lock

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10Bookshelf made of textbooks

Rather than waste money over a conventional bookshelf made of wood, why not just stack the books themselves to resemble a bookshelf. It looks neat and funny and saves money too. 

Bookshelf made of textbooks

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11Lost the handle?

For all genius college kids, nowadays the mach 3 razors are quite expensive and when you’re broke what do you do? It’s simple. Just make a handle with whatever you have in this case a pair of pliers fits just fine. 

 mach 3 razors

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12No fork or spoon?

How does it matter if you don’t have a fork or spoon, to eat instant noodles makeshift chopsticks are the best and what better way to do so than with a pair of pens. In fact, pens make great stirrers but make sure the cap is on. 

using pen as fork

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13No Microwave

When you don’t have a microwave, you have to use whatever you have a hairdryer is the next best thing. You dot really need your food blazing hot but just warm will do when you are I college. 

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14No Candles?

When you need to celebrate a birthday and there’s cake but no candles, then matches is the next best thing and of course the initial effect is much better on ignition. If you happen to have sparklers, those too are great. 

using matchsticks as candle

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15No plates

Having no plates is bad but when you have one and that breaks, then what do you do? Simple!! You tape it up using tape and glue to hold it together and all because that was your one and only plate. That’s what all genius college kids do.

no plates

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