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

Put the OWN in grown-up.

1. Set a budget that works for you.

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

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3. Pack a gosh-darn lunch.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ;).

19. Just own a plunger.

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.

22. Keep your important documents in a fireproof box.

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

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