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21 Ways To Feel Like An Adult In 2017

Kick off the new year right!

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1. Download Digit, an app that analyzes your bank account and saves small amounts for you based on your spending patterns.

Literally making saving money a no brainer.

Available for iOS and Android.

2. Advance your assertiveness with a book filled with tips and tricks on being your most confident you.

Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

3. Invest in an ergonomic snow shovel that makes pushing and lifting ~snow~ much easier.

This one was rated by the Sweet Home as the best show shovel three years running.

Get it from Amazon for $40.47.

4. Stick to your resolution of actually packing a lunch by opting for cute and useful containers you won't forget in the fridge.

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Check it all the ideas here.

5. Coat your suede shoes and clothes with a waterproofing spray that also reduces salt stains.

Get it from Amazon for $14.18.

6. Choose a beautiful and functional planner to keep you organized all damn year.

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Check them out here.

7. Never come home to an empty fridge — use a meal planning pad to get your grocery shopping right.

Get it from Amazon for $4.86.

8. Prep big batches of breakfasts in advance so you have no excuse to skip breakfast every day.

Keep these pre-made breakfast sandwiches in the freezer to pop out and nuke any time.

If cooking isn't your thing, get a mega-pack of on-the-go breakfast foods from Amazon for $24.99.

9. Make sure your winter style is weather appropriate; invest in some cuddly fleece-lined tights for dresses that look cool but feel cold.

Get them from American Eagle for $9.57 (on sale from $15.95).

And check out a bunch of other ways to stay stylish (and WARM) this winter here.

10. Keep a decked out first aid kit in your house for any emergency you don't see coming.

Get it from Amazon for $43.69.

11. And make sure you're prepared for unexpected winter storms, blackouts, and more.

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Learn more here.

12. Stock your bathroom with pretty matching guest towels that will make you look like you have your shit together.

Get this two-pack from H&M for $9.99.

13. Try out an at-home full-body workout that requires no equipment and no gym membership.

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Check them out here.

14. And make those planks more comfortable on a yoga mat that understands your feelings about working out.

Get it from Amazon for $32.

15. Invest in a pair of L.L. Bean Boots that'll keep your feet dry and warm — with a lifetime guarantee.

Get the classic women's version (left) from L.L. Bean for $119 or the shearling version (warm down to -20°F) for $219.

Check out all available selections of men's and women's Bean Boots here.

16. And learn how to tie your winter boots so you can slip them on and off with ease.

Plus it's super cute.

Learn more here.

17. Try an electric toothbrush that won't break the bank. It even has a built-in two minute timer that will impress your dentist.

Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

18. Make those expensive bras last way longer by washing them in a bra ball.

Plus, you'll look so much more put-together without that underwire sticking out and stabbing you.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.45.

19. Learn a new skill (like coding) that could help your career or just be a cool new hobby.

Learn how to code (for free!) at Code Academy.

Or sign up for a kick ass class from anything from marketing to game theory at Coursera.

20. Put up a full-length mirror. Your waist-up bathroom mirror doesn't cut it.

Get this free-standing one (left) from Amazon for $47.99 or this one that hangs right over your door (right) from Amazon for $59.95.

21. And get (and save) the contact information for your elected representatives so you can make your voice heard on non-election days.


Check here to get the names and contact information for all your local, state, and federal officials — you can even learn what committees they're on!

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