15 Surprisingly Useful Life Hacks For People Who Are Broke As F*ck

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Unless you’re Kim Kardashian or the duke of some obscure European country, being on a budget is a fact of life.

But it’s also a fact of life that, faced with the option to either:

A) spend your hard-earned cash on something boring that you actually need


B) make do with what you have, and save your money to buy something awesome, like an ice luge or a set of night vision goggles

Any sane, reasonably creative person would pick option B.

Hell, even if you don’t need the money, you can use these insanely clever tricks just for the fun of it.

Here are 15 money-saving life hacks that you won’t want to use, but probably will anyway.

1. Turn an old cereal container into a car garbage can

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Just don’t use your old garbage bin as a cereal container. Please.


2. Repurpose an old shampoo bottle as a charging station

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Image via College Humor

For the discerning individual who can’t afford to shop at Best Buy, but always snags the latest iPhone the moment it comes out.


3. No cupholder? No problem

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Image via Repokar

Nothing like a little foot stank to give your Dr. Pepper that elusive 24th flavor.

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.