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    38 Things That’ll Help You Be A Better Adult In 2019

    2019 — the year that your apartment will finally be clean, the bills will be paid on time, and you will (try to) eat pizza for dinner less often.

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    1. A magnetic meal-planning pad to stick on the fridge so you'll stop ordering so much takeout.

    2. A Quip electric toothbrush — you can get head refills sent to you every three months so you won't forget to change it.

    3. A personalized monthly vitamin subscription that caters to your body's needs. You'll be taking care of your health, and it won't feel like a chore!

    4. A makeup-removing microfiber cloth for wiping your face off before bed, if you're too tired for a full skincare routine.

    5. A digital food scale (with a helpful kitchen conversion chart on the measuring surface) so you can stop ~guess-timating~ the ingredients and follow the recipe down to the last gram.

    6. A 15-minute hourglass to remind you to take a little bit of time for yourself each day, whether to write in a journal, meditate, or self-reflect.

    7. Vault — a budgeting app that'll track your income and expenses and give you an estimated balance forecast for any date in the future. This is perfect for saving up for a vacation, a big purchase, or retirement because you can see your progress.

    8. Washable cotton insoles for lining flats or loafers (or any shoes you don't want to wear socks with). No more sweaty feet and stinky shoes!

    9. A temperature-regulating comforter so you won't wake up in the middle of the night feeling too hot or too cold.

    10. A to-do list that doubles as a mouse pad. (Pssst. In the "Never, Ever Do" section, you should put "send out an email without checking if the whole office is CC'ed.")

    11. A white noise sound machine to help you tune out any disturbances (like your loud, nocturnal neighbors) and get better sleep.

    12. A set of exercise playing cards for a cheap and easy way to get a good work out at home.

    13. A cold brew maker so you can save a few bucks on your morning coffee. Those Starbucks runs add up!

    14. A set of matching cotton sheets that'll make your room look ten times more put together and grown-up.

    15. A little glass rabbit who will help you develop good habits. For example, if you want to go running more, just put it next to your sneakers for a gentle reminder.

    16. A shower clock and timer so you're not always late because the water temperature was juuuust right.

    17. A cookbook that'll show you how to prepare meals for the entire week starting with base dishes made over the weekend.

    18. A set of greeting cards to always keep on hand for special occasions. You never know when you might need to write a thank you, get well soon, or birthday card.

    19. A time-marked mug for keeping track of how much water you drink throughout the day. If you finish two mugs of water (refill at 2 p.m.), you would have met your goal of eight glasses per day!

    20. An ultra-hydrating face mask because winter is here and part of being an adult means not ignoring dry, flaky skin.

    21. An online course on photography for bloggers so you can finally start that website you've been planning.

    22. Or, a subscription to Craftsy Unlimited, which offers hours of video tutorials on crafts such as baking or urban sketching, so you can cultivate a few hobbies other than napping.

    23. A leak-proof food storage container perfect for meal-prepping and packing a lunch.

    24. A set of succulents because 1) plants add life to a home 2) you need to learn what it's like to be responsible for another living being.

    25. An annoying but effective app that'll force you to get up and take a photo of a designated place in your home in order to turn off the alarm.

    26. A set of organic cotton tea towels to show you which wines pair well different foods.

    27. A pair of rubber massage balls for tackling your muscle knots, if you're not down to drop $$$$ on a spa sesh.

    28. A portable steamer so you can look less disheveled on a daily basis. It's way easier to use than an actual iron.

    29. A brush shampoo that'll make washing your makeup brushes and sponges so much easier. It'll get rid of leftover product, oil, and bacteria without leaving behind a residue!

    30. A mini emergency kit to carry in your bag at all times, just in case something happens (and usually something does).

    31. A roller stamp for protecting yourself against identity theft — black out sensitive info on letters, receipts, and documents before throwing them in the trash.

    32. A set of TableTopics cards so you can host a proper dinner party without worrying about the conversation running dry.

    33. A cooling and hydrating eye stick that'll rescue you after a long and sleepless night — reviewers say that it helps to visibly depuff and brighten the under-eye area.

    34. A pack of machine-washable (!!) fridge bin liners to help your produce last longer, so maybe they'll actually get a chance to be cooked.

    35. A super effective natural stain remover for anyone who's tired of wearing/throwing away stained clothes. With this on hand, no one will ever know how clumsy you are.

    36. A set of mesh laundry bags so your delicates won't get torn up in the wash. Think of the money you'll save on underwear!

    37. A pack of cleaning tablets that'll get rid of all the gunk and stinky odors in your dishwasher.

    38. A book on how to get your shit together and achieve your goddamn goals, whether that's going to the gym more, saving money, or just being less anxious.

    Cheers to a more amazing you in 2019!

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