Time-savers: I quit my top life hacks to prove they work

18 Apr 2019
By Lara D., Student at University of Aberdeen

There’s a reason the word ‘hack’ is used so often in articles aimed at students. Our time is limited, our deadlines are typically out of our control, and we will - therefore - seriously consider any time-saving tricks we’re shown. A hack is always about doing things faster.

But how effective are our favourite time-saving hacks, actually? I challenged myself to ditch mine for just one day, to see how much easier they make my day-to-day living.

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I’m a 21-year-old English student studying at the University of Aberdeen. I have a keen interest in the arts and I am part of the university cheerleading team. I’d describe myself as funny, confident and honest. I also enjoy fitness.