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For the college kid on a budget that wants to conquer college like a champ.

It’s been four years since I said goodbye to my college days, but I have a bunch of friends still enrolled.

Dishes to Jewelry Holders: I just love these! You know you are about to be going out (girls/guys) and you will need a place to throw last nights jewelry or your watch. These are super simple to make and spice up the look of your apartment. You can see how to do it here.

Trash Cans with a Flare: I think I actually still own my college garbage can, but I am about to take one of these ideas and make it pop. This would be a fun activity for you and your dorm mates to do as well. Start your project here.

Recharge Station Box: I wish I knew about this when I was in college because my wires were everywhere! All you need is a shoebox and your cables/wires will be hidden in style. Click here see all the details.

Placemat Pillows: It will only take you a mere fifteen minutes and they are adorable! All you need is two placemats that are the same size, sewing tools, and some stuffing. See how to make them here.

Revamped Storage Bins: Can these be any cooler? When you are in college, maximizing your space is a must. Almost everyone uses storage bins and adding a personalized touch is a great way to add more positivity to your dorm. Adding some labels will also make it easier for you to find things during crunch time. Make your bins here.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige