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How Grown-Up Is Your Living Space?

Wow, that Pink Floyd poster goes so well with your broken mug collection.

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    Cups that aren't mugs.
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    Cups that you didn't get for free from a fast food establishment.
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    Cups that you didn't get for free from your college.
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    More utensils/plates/bowls than the number of people who live with you.
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    Dish soap.
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    Dish soap AND hand soap.
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    A sponge.
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    A sponge that is less than two months old.
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    A sponge that is the color it was originally.
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    A DISHWASHER (~heavens open up, light pours in~)
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    A GARBAGE DISPOSAL (~a chorus of angels spits glitter all over you~)
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    A fridge that contains more than just condiments.
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    A fridge that contains more than just leftovers.
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    A fridge that has save-the-date magnets and pictures of peoples' babies affixed to it.
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    More than one pot.
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    More than one pan.
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    A knife block, instead of loose dangerous would-be weapons lying around everywhere.
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    Spices that are not salt and pepper.
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    Salt and pepper shakers, like that you bought separately and maybe are shaped like birds or tiny mason jars.
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    Tupperware (even if you never actually remember to bring lunch to work).
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    A dedicated table to eat your meals on.
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    A dedicated chair(s) to sit on whilst you eat said meals.
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    A rug that nobody has ever vomited on.
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    A couch that nobody has ever vomited on.
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    Books.
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    Books you were not required to buy for class.
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    Shelves to put books on.
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    Curtains so the neighbors can't see your butt.
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    At least one significant piece of furniture that is not from Ikea.
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    At least one significant piece of furniture that is not from a trash heap.
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    Art.
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    Art that is hung by something other than tape.
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    Art that is not a Breakfast at Tiffany's or Dark Side of the Moon poster.
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    A vacuum.
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    A broom.
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    A swiffer.
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    Swiffer pads so that your swiffer doesn't sadly languish in a dusty corner after two months of rigorous use.
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    Tools. What are they for, you ask? Shh.
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    Bedding sans logos.
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    Pillows that have not turned yellow.
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    More than one set of sheets.
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    More than one towel.
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    Tissues instead of a random roll of toilet paper.
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    A bag for your makeup/toiletries that is not a Ziploc.
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    A dedicated place to put your condoms/lube/whatever that is not a shoebox.
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    A surge protector, so you don't have to unplug your lamp in order to charge your phone.
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    Something sturdy enough to stand on in order to change lightbulbs by yourself.
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    A plunger.
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    The ability to use said plunger.
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    A liner for your shower curtain so you don't flood the world.
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    Something to hold your toilet paper that is not the back of your toilet.
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    A bathmat.
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    Separate towels for your face, hands, and bod.
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    A recycling bin.
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    A plant you haven't killed.
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    A pet you haven't killed.
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    A child. (Who you haven't killed, obvs.)
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    No roommates, just you and/or the person you regularly make out with and any children that may have resulted from that or a different union.
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    A washer and dryer.
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    A wall that you painted personally.
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    A wall that you paid somebody else to paint.
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    A RENOVATION. (Repainting is not a renovation, no matter what realtors on Craigslist would have you think.)
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    Candles.
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    Vases.
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    A calendar that accurately depicts what year it is.
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    A mirror large enough to see your whole outfit before you venture into the world.
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    A reading nook.
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    A breakfast nook.
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    Sconces.
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    Throw pillows.
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    Somewhere for guests to sleep that is not the floor or your own bed. (Unless that's like, your move, in which case, okay I guess.)
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    A place to put nonseasonal items like snowboots during summer or swimsuits over Christmas.
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    A place to hang your coat and the coats of those who may visit you.
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    A welcome mat.
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    A space that is just yours.
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