The Ultimate Adulting Life Hack

The ultimate adulting life hack is… drum roll please….


Sticky notes are the sole reason I am able to remember anything in college. From homework to intramural sports to work, balancing everything in college can be a real challenge. If you’re like me, you’re somewhat scatterbrained, and keeping track of everything you have to do can feel impossible.

Color coordination of sticky notes is the key to proper sticky note organization. A useful hack I’ve discovered is using different color for every class and separate colors for separate activities. It’s also helpful to place them in plain view so they are hard to ignore.

If you don’t love the idea of multi-colored sticky notes taking over every surface in your apartment, there are lots of other ways to keep yourself on track! If you have a Mac, there is a digital “Stickies” feature which you can use to post stickies on your desktop. Otherwise utilizing the calendar or reminders feature on your phone can be a lifesaver. On iPhones, you can set reminders for different dates and times or with an alarm. I’ve found this to be the best way for me to remember things that have an upcoming deadline. An additional plus to digital sticky notes and reminders are that they are environmentally friendly!

As a freshman, I definitely didn’t bring enough sticky notes to college. Although sticky notes probably aren’t a priority on your list of things to bring to college, consider adding it to the list!

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