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    23 Ways To Be A Better Adult This Month

    Becoming a good grown-up, one step at a time. Step one: stop eating Hot Cheetos for dinner.

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    1. Get organization inspo from a book filled with simple and stylish storage ideas for every room in your home.

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    I recently bought this book, and there are some really great ideas in here that can be easily applied to a home of any size! You don't need to use the exact items they recommend to achieve the overall effect of an organized space. It's inspired me to redo certain areas of my tiny-ass apartment already!

    Promising review: "My wife and I have tried to keep a simple, uncluttered household for years, but with two wild boys it is very difficult, and when we look around, we realize we've let many small failures pile up, and what used to be a clean, simple space has become cluttered and chaotic. Enter Remodelista, The Organized Home. Not only does Ms. Carlson offer clever, practical, timeless ideas, she is simply inspiring on the topic of making simplicity a priority in your home and your life. Brace yourself Goodwill: we're headed your way this Saturday!" —George Snelling

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    2. Break your nail biting habit for good by applying some bitter but harmless clear polish.

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    Get even more details about this polish!

    Promising review: "I have been biting my fingernails as long as I could chew. I grew immune to the taste of the no-bite nail polish you can buy at drugstores. I tried keeping a rubber band on my wrist and popping it every time I noticed myself chewing. This nail polish has been the only thing that has worked. I keep a bottle on my desk at work and another one at home just in case I slip up. I had the first manicure of my life a few weeks ago. Amazing product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    3. Section off your closet with labeled clothing dividers so finding an outfit in the morning will be super easy.

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    These dividers also come with 46 printed sorting labels.

    Promising review: "Surprisingly not a common product to find in stores or online. Been helpful in organizing my closet. Simple and easy to use. Multiple label sheets were a big help in marking up clothes by type. Or you could print out your own labels, and they should stick just fine. No more guessing or making excuses for being disorganized! Would definitely recommend it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. Find the right meal kit for your needs by reading this helpful and comprehensive review of eight popular ones, from Plated to Blue Apron.

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    5. Scrub the heck out of your stove range with a pack of generic melamine sponges that'll work just as well as the name brand ones (but are a lot cheaper).

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of these sponges.

    Promising review: "As good as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers but half the price. They clean so many surfaces better than anything. We use them at the bar and clean our chalkboards, metal sinks and ice wells, beer coolers, FRP backsplash walls, and even graffiti in the bathrooms comes off more easily with these than other cleaning products. I took one home and cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleaner. Highly recommended." —Stephen Brandau

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    6. Build and track good habits like flossing and waking up early with a helpful app.

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    Read a BuzzFeed editor's review of this app.

    Promising review: "This app has helped me to completely turn my life around and meet goals. I exercise every day, I’ve quit refined sugar, and I wake up early now. I love my life, and this app deserves a lot of credit for that!" —Skelegraph

    Get it from the iTunes Store or a similar app from the Google Play Store for free (in-app purchases available).

    7. Rescue your white shirts from wine stains with a few spritzes of a bleach-free spot treater.

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    This stain remover works on fresh and dried stains without the use of bleach or phosphates. In addition to wine, it also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents. Check out more tried-and-true stain removal hacks.

    Promising review: "I was at a friend's dinner party when someone who is not me knocked over a glass of red on her beautiful white tablecloth. Instead of panicking, she lazily sauntered into her kitchen, opened a drawer, and took out a spray bottle. 'It's okay,' she explained without a lick of concern in her voice. 'I've got Wine Away.' What happened in front of my very eyes was a friggin' miracle. With a few sprays on the menacing spot, the wine stain actually DISAPPEARED! No need to grab plates and candles and silverware and stop the party to throw in an emergency load of laundry. Wine Away saved the day and made my friend look like a total badass, so of course, I had to get some for myself." —Lip Gloss Junkie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    8. Declutter your trunk with an organizer that can be secured in place with straps.

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    Check out other life-changing products for people who drive.

    Promising review: "I love this thing. It is super well-made and fits A TON of stuff. I'm using it basically as an emergency kit. I was able to fit literally anything I need in the event of an emergency, including a change of clothes (with shoes), toiletries, a blanket, makeup, snacks, and I still have room to toss shopping bags in while I'm out so they don't roll around in my trunk." —Erica Edwards

    Get it from Amazon for $23.61.

    9. Prevent your glasses from slipping off your face with a pair of slip-on rubber hooks.

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    Promising review: "I knew the best way to test these out would be to wear them to work (at a BBQ restaurant) where I'm constantly moving up and down and getting a little sweaty. My glasses never moved! It was amazing, these are a must-buy! They're very discrete, which I like. From the side, you can't even tell they're there at all! It takes a few seconds to adjust when you put your glasses on but when you get them where you like it, your glasses won't move until you take them off. They don't bother my ears or pull my hair." —Chadbdot

    Get them from Amazon for $3.49.

    10. Hit your daily water intake goals by drinking out of a hydration-tracking tumbler.

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    This insulated tumbler has rainbow rings you can roll up each time you finish all the water and get a refill. Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this water-tracking tumbler.

    Promising review: "I am the worst water-drinker in the world, which is bad for someone living in Arizona. I never keep track of my consumption and tend to pound more iced tea than water, which only makes one more dehydrated. So in an effort to be healthier, I ordered this. I LOVE that it has little rubber washers (rings, bangles, whatever) that you can roll up the cup to keep track. I also love that it is insulated. I have no complaints with this cup. For someone who probably gets by on less than 20 ounces of water a day (and wonders why she has SUCH bad headaches), I consumed 100 ounces yesterday!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.05 (available in three colors).

    11. Ensure that you always remember to take your medication and vitamins with a weekly pill organizer.

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    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. I don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on 10 different meds which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket, and I am set for the day. As a side note, when you pull out your new pill pod, you know what day it is. Lol. I keep the tower in our medicine chest, and if I'm home, I just leave the day I am using on top of the tower. Mom saw mine and ordered one. Everyone who I’ve shown it to is sold. It’s a great product. So far it is one of the few products I have rated five stars." —Karen R. Starken

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. Protect your skin from sun damage with a dry oil sunscreen stick that'll leave your face glowy and hydrated.

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    This SPF 50 sunscreen glow stick has a non-comedogenic formula that won't clog your pores. It's also great for brightening and protecting tattoos.

    Promising review: "I love this sunscreen. It’s so easy to put on, my cat could do it. I had no problem pushing up the tube and gliding away on my face. There is no scent, no tackiness — just a super light balm that covers your face in seconds. It leaves a light sheen but it looks healthy, and it works well under my liquid foundation and on my combination skin. It’s so handy to travel with, too — just toss it in your bag. I’m really impressed." —bmas

    Get it from Urban Outfitters or Sephora for $25.

    13. Sign up for renter's or homeowner's insurance (if you haven't already) so you're protected just in case something bad happens.

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    When you sign up for a Lemonade policy, you get to select a nonprofit you care about, and once a year, the unclaimed money left will be tallied up and given to the nonprofit you chose.

    Sign up at Lemonade for $5+/month.

    14. Prepare a delish smoothie using a personal blender with travel cups you can take directly to go.

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    This personal blender comes with two 16-ounce travel cups, two lids, and a 30-recipe guide to get you started. It's dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "It might be little, but it is so powerful. I have used the Ninja Fit every morning, and it makes the greatest smoothies for my husband and I — can't wait to try other recipes. If you are hesitant about buying the Ninja Fit, I promise you won't be disappointed." —Linda Colella

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

    15. Win at lunch by packing a nutritious meal and some snacks in a set of attractive, leakproof containers.

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    These BPA-free containers are made from stain- and odor-resistant materials that are safe for the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer. Because they're stackable, they'd also work well for meal prepping. You can use them as storage containers for leftovers, fresh produce, and dry goods.

    Promising review: "These are really aesthetically pleasing and perfect for meal prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first." —Joy3888

    Get a 10-piece set (shown) for $15.99.

    16. Wipe your face with a makeup-removing microfiber cloth before bed, if you're too tired for the full skincare routine.

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    These are machine-washable and reusable.

    Promising review: "OBSESSED with these. I'm a skin freak and HATE using makeup wipes since they make my face feel oily and gross. I run these under hot water, rub, and my makeup is off completely. I honestly don't understand how or why it happens, but it's magic! I recommend it to all my friends and family. LOVE that I just can wash them with my laundry, and it's like brand new and still works." —TG

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.97.

    17. Ward off mosquitos and other pests when you're exploring the great outdoors by applying an insect repellant.

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    Promising review: "Sawyer Picaridin is more effective than anything I have ever used! Mosquitoes love me! Yesterday I used Sawyer Picaridin and went out in the afternoon to prune banana trees for several hours and never got a single bite. And it feels so much better on my skin. No oily residue! This is great stuff!" —Dorothea J DeLuca

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. Ditch plastic grocery bags in favor of reusable mesh ones that can also double as a cute beach tote.

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    Promising review: "I have stopped using all my other bags because these are my favorite by far! They store perfectly in my purse for any time I stop for groceries and every cashier can't believe how much I can get into one! They are like magic! Big plus is that they are easily washed, whereas most reusable bags are not. Perfect for the environmentally conscious shopper!" —Cynthia Harris

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. Track your spending habits with Clarity Money, a personal finance app, so you know exactly where to cut back.

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's review of this app.

    Promising review: "I love this app. It provides such a good breakdown of your spending and where your money goes. There is not a whole lot you have to do; Clarity Money analyzes your spending for you and places each and every transaction you make into different categories such as bills, travel, shopping, food, etc. I’ve been very surprised at how efficient it is in recognizing each transaction and placing them into the correct categories. Every now and then, you must reclassify one or two, but for the most part, it’s rare that you must do so. The app also offers an option to save money on a weekly or monthly basis with the built-in Clarity Money Savings Account. There is also so much more. Bottom line: if you are serious about keeping up with your budget and would like an easy way to do so, this is the app for you. Honestly, this app is for everyone with a bank account or credit card. I’ve not found anything easier to use." —cbarfield1789

    Get it from the iTunes Store or Google Play Store for free (in-app purchases available).

    20. Control the chaos in the kitchen with a four-event timer when you're cooking several things at once.

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    It can be mounted with a magnet or stand, depending on your needs.

    Promising review: "I am often cooking two to four items at once, and this timer rules! It is very easy to use, the alarm sound is loud (able to hear it well in a loud restaurant kitchen), and it has two magnets on the back to hold it in place on metal surfaces. It feels quite sturdy, too, not cheap. I highly recommend. One other note, if you are not around when the alarm sounds, you also will know how long you have gone over your time limit, as it starts counting (a new count) when it is beeping to alert you." —Laus Deo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.32.

    21. Thoroughly clean your water bottles (even the ones with small openings) with a brush set.

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    In addition to a larger bottle brush, there are also two smaller brushes for cleaning reusable straws and bottle caps.

    Promising review: "We have several bottles we use for water, and I occasionally put unsweetened iced tea in mine, so they get dirty. This tool is perfect for cleaning all of them. We use two of the Hydro Flask water bottles and one had a plastic straw that was impossible to clean before we had this tool. The main part fits down all of our bottles and reaches the bottom. The straw cleaner works great with any straws we have used it on and frankly, I don't know what the last tool is really used for but we use it to clean the mouthpieces, and it works for that. This is a great little kitchen tool to have around if you use reusable bottles. It definitely helps us not throw away a couple hundred plastic bottles of water a month!" —WolfHunter1043

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    22. Wash your sweat-stained baseball caps in hat racks (in the dishwasher) to restore them to their original state.

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    They also work great for packing hats in suitcases.

    Promising review: "I bought this to wash all of my husband's hats. I have used it in the dishwasher with no issues. He curves the brim of his hats a lot, and I was nervous it might flatten them, but it didn't, much to my relief. I was also able to spray the whole hat (inside and out) while it was in the holder with stain remover. That was nice since I didn't have to worry about getting the spray all over my hands. My husband was also impressed with how clean his hats are now. Some of them he even said he forgot the original color of! I have already recommended this to friends and family!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (also available in black).

    23. Stop being late because you couldn't get your wings to match with the help of an eyeliner stamp.

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    This dual-ended eyeliner has a stamp on one end and a regular felt tip on the other.

    Promising review: "I love this stamp eyeliner. I have never been able to get my wings the way I wanted, and now it's very easy to do. The tip on the eyeliner side is just the right size, and you can adjust the thickness of the liner based on the pressure you use. Plus, my eyeliner stays on all day without smudging. I have had this for more than two months, and it still has plenty of product." —danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to be a good adult, this happens:

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    A+ for effort though!!!

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