7 Hacks college Fresher should know
Even an idea of being a fresher can bring you a tsunami of thoughts and emotions – for you and your parents as well – it’ll be the beginning of a completely new phase of your life but you’ll surely be missing your school buddies that are studying in another part of the country, or world. However, you’re feeling it’s important to get your year off to the right start. So, to help you out with the initial inhibitions here we have some tips and tricks to help you make the most of college life and save a few bucks along the way.
1. Fast friends
College is a great place to meet a lot of people; some of them in those first few weeks might become your life-long friends; some will challenge your beliefs and make you learn your most precious lesson of your life; and some, you’ll hang out with for a month or two, think you’re BFFs and never see again. Either way, a great way to make lots of new friends is by being a part of college societies and clubs. Torn between two of them? Why not join both clubs and see which one is your cup of tea?
2. Organization Hacks
Remembering your schedule is one way you can plan your day well. Setting your home screen as the picture of your schedule is one easy way.
Avoid oversleeping to turn up for those morning lectures. Set alarms and place the phone in a glass. The reverberation of the alarm will be amplified also there’s that extra step of reaching into the glass to turn it off.
Manage your notebooks using highlighters and make folders for the soft copies.
One of the toughest and saddest parts of those first few weeks is missing those home-cooked meals. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to cook some simple, delicious and fulfilling meals that’ll give you all the nutrients you need.
For the pasta lovers here’s an improvisation you can bring with your pasta holder. Pringles can make great pasta holders; just rinse one out and put in it the excess of the pasta.
Iron along with the smoothening of robes can also be used to prepare cheese grills for the breakfast. You may use your innovative skills and come up with more such hacks.
4. Check your expenses
You know your struggle to save money is all too real when you find yourself hankering at the end of each month. Here are all the hacks you need to know about to help you save money in the long run.
Pen down your expenses; observe the unnecessary ones and cut them down.
Learn to say no to frequent hangouts, bar hopping, expensive restaurants—anything that messes with your targets. It doesn’t mean that you can’t afford it; it means that you know better.
Start paying in cash. This is a psychological thing since currency is calculable and you’ll know just how much of it has gone missing as opposed to the casual flip of numbers on ATM.
5. Dorm Hacks
Keep the closet in the most systematic manner. It’s the best you can do deal with your early morning rush.
Create a double clothes hanger with can tabs to save closet space.
Fold your clothes in the right way before stuffing them into the drawer.
Staying connected is essential in college life whether it’s on your phone, laptop, or tablet.
Never miss that tagged photo from the night before and access all your lecture notes, circulars and important e-mails.
Stay updated on the academic front and also maintain cordial relationships with friends and acquaintances.
7. Mature student?
And finally, if we can offer you one last bit of advice, enjoy college to the fullest and stay there for as long as you can! Sure the end of year exams can be stressful and you might feel broken all the time, but trust us, once you start working full-time and reality hits, you’ll long for those days that you spent 10 hours playing FIFA, bunking lectures and chatting to your friends about The game of thrones episodes.