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23 Things That Will Make You Feel Like An Adult In April

Tips, tricks, and products that are not too ~taxing~ (you know, because your taxes are due April 18).

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1. Take a page or two from a cookbook full of over 1,000 recipes — all with fewer than four steps or six ingredients.

Get it from Amazon for $10.81.

Promising review: "I hate, I mean truly hate, cooking... until this cookbook came into my life. Every recipe turns out exactly as it should, is tasty and beyond simple. My husband always did the cooking but he became ill and the chore fell to me. After months of takeout I found this cookbook and find myself actually looking forward to meal planning and cooking. It's the only way to cook." —Randi

2. Ensure your recipes are a hit (and protect your clothes from spills) with an apron that makes a big promise on its pocket.

At the very least it'll trick your friends and family into thinking "great things will be served."

Get it from H&M for $14.99.

3. Make meal prepping so much easier by packing your food in a 21-piece set that tells you exactly how much a "handful" of almonds actually is.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Promising review: "I really like these containers. I have a few sets of them so I can pre-pack my portions. Even on days when I am not keeping strictly to the number of containers, I can still get the right amount of veggies in! I even use this to teach my kids what a portion looks like. They sometimes tell me one strawberry counts as their fruit serving or a single leaf of spinach. This helps them feed their bodies more healthfully, too! The great product plus the above-and-beyond customer service make this a solid investment." —Sarah

4. Master your email and manage your time with a five-day inbox cleanse that'll make your future work days so much more productive.

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Take the full inbox cleanse here.

5. Get some quality advice from a book that'll teach you everything from how to open a bottle of champagne to what kitchen tools you actually need.

Get it from Amazon for $10.39 (hardcover) or $9.87 (Kindle).

6. Learn all the cleaning tips you should probably know by now in one easy place.

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🎶 It is time for you to stop all of you ~slobbing~. 🎶

Get all the hot tips here.

7. Class up your tiny bedroom with an elegant glass-and-copper end table that doesn't take up a ton of room.

Get it from Amazon for $50.

Promising review: "It looks even more beautiful in person. It is the perfect size for what I was looking for. It was super easy to assemble as well; the only thing you have to do is spin the metal piece into the base and the glass, and it was all set. I've gotten many compliments on this table because of the modern look!" —Krysten Robinson

8. Challenge yourself to a goal like running a 5K — and actually do it!

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Actual #goals. (Literally.)

Check out the challenge (with a schedule, workouts, warmups, and more) here.

You can also try the official Couch 2 5K app, which will train you at a slower pace (eight weeks total).

9. And keep your essentials on hand in a slim pouch that attaches to any waistband.

It won't weigh you down or tug at your shorts!

Get it from Amazon for $22.98.

Promising review: "A great pouch while running, walking or working out. The pouch sits on the front or back of your waist band, held in place with a flap with strong magnetic strips that you tuck inside your shorts/trousers. Constructed very well & feels very secure while running. The pouch also has a second compartment for passport, credit cards, cash etc. This product could also be used on vacation for keeping your phone/passport/hotel key safe." —Aido

10. Organize your outfits the night before on a bamboo garment rack with plenty of space for shoes and accessories.

Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

Promising review: "It is an excellent value. I use the rack to organize my clothes/bags/meeting materials for the week so I can grab-and-go. It is attractive and doesn't need to be hidden. The rack is very sturdy, but keep in mind that it is not a steel rack. It is very functional for it's intended use. The number of pieces was initially daunting, but after taking a few minutes to organize assembly, it was quite easy. Two people could probably assemble in 20 minutes. It's clear that the rack was manufactured with an eye for quality." —LeeLa

11. When you transition your wardrobe to spring and summer, invest in some products that will un-fuck your totally disorganized closet.

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Check 'em all out here.

12. Save your hard-earned bucks by checking Amazon coupons for daily deals on products you buy all the time.

All the savings of regular coupons, with none of the paper cuts.

Check out current savings here.

13. Upgrade your lounging time by popping on a waffle-knit robe that'll make your house feel like a spa.

Especially when you're doing an at-home mask or just watching Netflix.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99-$21.99. / Sizes: S-XXL / Available in 18 colors.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this robe! I wear it every day and it fits perfectly. You can't go wrong with a lightweight robe with pockets!" —Mika

14. Keep a deck of cards in your junk drawer for spontaneous game nights.

Perfect for poker nights, rummy, or your favorite drinking games.

Get them from Amazon for $9.22.

15. Take the stress out of your mornings with an app that'll tell you the weather, news headlines, your to-do list, and exactly how long it'll take to get to work today.

Get it for iPhone for $.99.

16. Before you file your taxes, understand all the info available on your federal W-2 form and what it means.

Learn more at H&R.

17. Stay connected with a compact mirror charger that'll keep your phone powered and you free of errant spinach in your teeth.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99. Available in five colors.

Promising review: "This is a great product! Charges my phone quickly and charges itself from my laptop just as quickly. It holds a charge for a few weeks in my purse. You can also use the cords that come with it, to charge your phone (or other device) directly from your laptop. Bonus: it is also a lighted makeup mirror." —Elaine Ewing

18. Greenify your home with a low-maintenance plant to help purify the air.

Get a snake plant (left) from Amazon for $8.10 and a parlor palm (right) from Amazon for $9.99.

Check out other options in 15 House Plants That Can Actually Purify Your Home.

19. Even though they're low maintenance, you gotta remember to water your new plant friends. A flamingo-shaped watering can should help!

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

20. Take care of your skin with products suited to its needs — and remember that it takes a while to see the effect sometimes, so stick it out!

21. Cheer your home and impress any guests with a flower bouquet subscription delivered right to your door.

This is also great for last-minute gifts you totally forgot about.

Weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly subscriptions available. / Weekly subscriptions start at $30 (at 25% off).

22. Fend off springtime sniffles by sipping on a tea blend that contains 100% of your daily dose of vitamin C, plus echinacea, lemongrass, and green tea.

Get a package of 18 tea sachets for $17.99.

Promising review: "I ordered this for my wife, because it seems she is always sick and is an avid drinker of tea so she decided to give it a go! Product arrived on time, she said it tastes great and appears to have help her get over her cold! Happy wife happy life! 5 stars all the way around!" —Aaron

23. And learn how to take a breather without spending one cent — because with all this responsibility, you need a break once in a while.

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