14 student life hacks for the ultimate thrifty student

coke can pencil holder

You say cheapskate, we say thrifty: Here are top student life hacks for the nearly broke student.

No plates, no problem

You can cook food with no need for plates or any washing up. For example, these decadent gourmet cheesy fires are topped with bacon and can be cooked right on the BBQ or in the oven - get the recipe here!

Wallmounted 'TV' on the cheap

wall mounted tvvia reddit.com
Use 3M wall clips to make a simple and cheap stand for your phone or tablet.

Turn old containers into bowls

container bowlvia reddit.com

Store spaghetti in Pringles cans

pringles spag
via thriftysue.com

Use a pen to keep books open

pen bookvia reddit.com

And to keep food fresh for longer

pen crispsvia reddit.com

Pizza box dustpan

dustpan pizza boxvia reddit.com
AFTER you've eaten from it, obviously.

Coke can stationery organiser

coke can pencil holdervia reddit.com

Make a cheap iPhone speaker

thrifty student hacks 1
A bowl or glass can make for a surprisingly good improv speaker system.

Who buys a colander?

no colander
via blippitt.com
Probably doesn't work as well with rice though.

'Posh' cups

student cupsvia theberry.com

A thrifty Christmas tree

cheap christimas treevia failblog.cheezburger.com

Computer cooker

computer cookervia dumpaday.com
Why let good heat go to waste?

Improvised tongs

improv tongsvia izismile.com

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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