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    58 Practical Things To Buy That'll Help You Feel More Like A Grown-Up

    Reliable pots and pans just might help you fake it 'til you make it when it comes to this whole adulthood thing.

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    1. A rechargeable lighter, so you can light every candle in the house and create the *perfect* ambience without concern you'll run out of lighter fluid.

    2. An external battery charger that'll save you when you inevitably leave the house before charging your phone...again.

    a model holding the charging bank while their phone is plugged into it

    3. Cable clips to attach to your many charging wires to finally form a manageable system that won't have you fumbling to untangle cords every time you want to charge your phone.

    a model showing how to peel the back off the little clip and insert a wire into it

    4. A Kindle Paperwhite — a must-have for any bookworm who prefers to kill time by reading rather than scrolling through nonsense on Instagram.

    5. A storage ottoman you can use to stow away things like throw blankets, shoes, books — whatever your heart desires! All that matters is that your home is about to look a lot more organized.

    a black leather storage bench with a shelf underneath for shoes

    6. A sound machine/night light for anyone who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade.

    the small conical light

    7. A Command hook railing you can hang up right next to your front door to ensure you never lose track of your keys or face masks — can't leave home without 'em!

    a white rectangular with silver hooks and keys hanging from it

    8. A Billie razor subscription that'll make sure you never find yourself without a razor on the ONE occasion you actually want to wear a sexy dress and show off silky smooth legs.

    9. Or a Panasonic Cordless Shaver and Epilator that comes with seven attachments (including a foot scrubber and body cleansing brush!) that'll ensure you're silky and smooth at all times.

    the epilator

    10. An area rug that'll help transform your dorm-like apartment into one your parents would be thrilled to visit.

    a white rug with a gray design throughout

    11. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!), perfect for anyone who hasn't always been a big fan of leftovers but wants to make the most of all their delicious homemade meals. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

    12. A Clorox ToiletWand that you can use then toss away — say SEE YA' to that gross toilet brush hiding in the corner of your bathroom.

    13. And an all-natural tile and tub cleaner you can count on to effectively remove mold, mildew, and rust — just think of *how* satisfying your "before" and "after" photos will be.

    14. A NordVPN security system that'll protect your data and privacy by encrypting your internet connection, so you can watch *all* the cat videos you want without being exposed.

    a graphic of an astronaut in a bubble headed towards a laptop

    15. A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum to help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.

    16. A wireless endoscope gadget you'll absolutely want in your toolbox — it has a teeny tiny camera on the end you can send behind walls or into drains to see what's going on before calling in a professional.

    17. A FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush for every skin type — an excellent treat for anyone who is always on the hunt for the next addition to their skincare routine (ahem, YOU).

    18. A set of satin pillowcases to make you feel like you're living a life of luxury while also improving breakage, tangles, and frizz in your hair.

    19. A daily planner from Noted by Post-It, complete with sections to create a to-do list, note your meetings by time of day and write down anything you may need to know for later on. It'll also add a lovely pop of color to your workspace!

    20. A new set of non-stick pots and pans, free of toxic metals so you can keep on cooking without fear of ingesting anything you shouldn't be.

    hanging pots and pans in blue

    21. A set of socks to keep your toes toasty all winter long. What's more practical than socks?

    22. A handheld knife sharpener you can use to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.

    a model using the small knife sharpener

    23. A pack of colorful silicone straws you can use with your morning cup of iced coffee.

    24. Or a collapsible straw to keep in your purse for spontaneous Starbucks runs (you and I both know you're glad they're not using straws anymore but still prefer to drink your iced latte through one).

    two models holding a starbucks drink each with a different finalstraw in it

    25. A Makeup Eraser cloth you'll wonder how you lived this long without after seeing how it magically takes ALL of your makeup off with just a few swipes.

    buzzfeed writer using the pink cloth to take off her lipstick easily

    26. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles.

    27. A double extension cord so you can run an endless amount of power throughout your home without trying to track down another outlet.

    a cord split in half with two plugs attached

    28. A 12-inch foam roller you'll surprisingly get a lot of use of even if you aren't a gym rat. It's perfect for loosening the muscles in your back/legs after sitting at a desk all day (or stress-induced tension).

    29. Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for any "chef" who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.

    30. An office chair with support so you can *try* to avoid that fun stage of adulthood that includes complaining about back pain all the time.

    a black supportive office chair on wheels

    31. Beekeeper's Naturals Propolis Throat Spray to boost up your immune system and *hopefully* protect you from getting endless colds this winter.

    a spritz bottle of beekeeper's throat spray

    32. Velvet hangers that'll transform your closet from one that says "hot mess" to "oh yes." Do you hear that? It's the cast of Queer Eye applauding you.

    33. A car seat gap filler, so you'll never have to fret about dropping your phone or a rogue French fry into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.

    the car seat gap filler ensuring there is no extra space between the car seat and the mid section of the car

    34. A Nest thermostat, because real adults don't head out the door without actually knowing if they should grab a coat or not.

    The circular Nest on a wall

    35. A layered foam mattress from Tuft & Needle that'll absorb your body heat to ensure you have the best snuggle sessions ever.

    the mattress

    36. Coconut whitening strips from Burst Oral Care to help you safely revive your smile and give you an excuse to croon "my shiny teeth and me" like Chip Skylark in The Fairly Odd Parents.

    a circle of whitening strips in cute silver packaging with smiley faces on them

    37. A collapsible Stojo cup you can use to bring your fave hot beverage on errands then simply squish it down and pop it into your bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.

    38. A Grip Strip made of a non-toxic and hypoallergenic material you'll want to tell everyone about — no more watching your phone fly through the air with each sharp turn you make.

    a phone stuck to the rubberize sticky square on a car dashboard

    39. A detangling Wet Brush featuring bristles that'll glide through knots with ease, so you won't have to start your day off with a self-inflicted headache.

    40. A cleaning pen to help keep that priceless ring your grandma handed down to you sparkling the same way it was the day she received it decades ago.

    to the left: a clouded diamond ring, to the right: the ring sparkling after using the brush

    41. An oversized Madewell tote you will absolutely love because it isn't "over-the-top" and will have room for ALL of your random necessities — yes, even that spare packet of tissues and a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon from 2009.

    42. An apron with built-in oven mitts and a sewn-in conversion chart that'll protect your clothes while you whip up your prized chocolate chip cookies.

    43. A towel from Havly that'll get softer each time you wash it. Adults have clean towels at-the-ready, it's about time you got on board.

    44. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue on pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.

    the oven liner on the bottom of an oven with drippings all over it

    45. And oven mitts you'll love ~beary~ much — especially because they're actually heat-resistant.

    a model wearing oven mitts that look like bear claws

    46. A 64-piece IFixit kit for when your most-used gadget gives out and you'd rather try to repair it yourself than buy a new one.

    a review holding a kit filled with an array of tool heads

    47. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious you won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.