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23 Things That Will Make You Feel Like An Adult This Month

Put the OWN in grown-up.

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1. Set a budget that works for you.

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Get more information on how to break down your budget here.

2. And keep a hard copy of your finances in a handy notebook.

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3. Pack a gosh-darn lunch.

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4. Bring it in a collapsible bento lunchbox that won't bulk up your work bag.

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5. Wear a cool watch and accomplish three things: 1) Be on time. 2) Keep your phone out of sight. 3) Look like a grown-up.

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6. Swap out your boring phone for an alarm clock that'll run away from you when it goes off.

You snooze, you lose.

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7. Buy a nice drill you can use to DIY all the things.

This one is Sweethome's top pick for home use.

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8. Invest in a four-piece luggage set you'll actually recognize at the baggage claim.

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9. Keep on top of your daily goals with a to-do notepad.

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10. Decorate in a super-low-maintenance way by mixing and matching succulents.

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11. Toss a bunch of semi-adult throw pillows on your seating area.

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For more options, check out "31 Throw Pillows That May Trick People Into Thinking You’re An Adult."

12. Keep a charged phone power-bank with you, because you're really busy and so is your phone.

It has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at once!

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13. Fake it until you bake it with three-ingredient marinades that do the cooking for you.

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14. Achieve pseudo-sommelier status with a cheat sheet for the best wine pairings.

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15. Put good-for-you Birkenstock insoles in your cute but not-quite-comfy shoes.

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Check out a review of them in Things We Tried In July

16. Invest in some Smartwool socks that won't fall apart on you.,,

Crew socks: $13.75 / Running socks: $15.95 / Low-cut socks: $5.45

17. Get some pretty, refillable plastic bottles to keep your cheap-ass shampoo in.

And pretend it's a fancy salon brand.

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18. Stock extra toothbrushes for ;) overnight guests ;).

Now that's smooth.

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19. Just own a plunger.

You never know when you'll need it.

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20. Stay hydrated with a water bottle with a rotating meter cap that helps you track of how much you've guzzled.

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For more hydration products, check out "17 Products For People Who Are Thirsty AF."

21. Learn how to tie a perfect gift bow.

To distract from your shitty wrapping job. Get the full tutorial here.

22. Keep your important documents in a fireproof box.

So your identity doesn't ~go up in flames~.

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23. You can do it! Just start after another quick cup of coffee.

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