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Welcome to Being an Adult is Hard


Tips, tricks and hacks to make life easier and reduce stress.


Responsibility sucks but shit needs to be done and bills have to be paid and the dog puked on the carpet and the kid had another meltdown and we have appointments today and people are hungry and the house needs to be cleaned and the car broke down and the basement is flooding and OMG is it ever going to stop?

Hi, I’m Kim and I know the annoyance and exasperation you feel while struggling to juggle the multiple responsibilities of life. After all, I have over 30 years of experience being a somewhat successful adult.

I hope you make Being an Adult is Hard your first stop for tips, tricks, inspiration, motivation and practical advice to help deal with the stress and overwhelm and make it a little easier for you to get through this thing called life.


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How to make cleaning fun (even if you hate cleaning)

Did you know you can make cleaning fun with a little advance planning? Many of us love a clean house, but don't actually enjoy cleaning. I normally complain a lot about how much I hate cleaning. I suggest ways to make cleaning easier because it's just such a thankless, repetitive, ...
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Dishwashing hacks for people who hate washing dishes

My dishwasher isn’t cleaning my dishes and I don’t know why. It really sucks because I have a pile of dirty dishes in the sink and hate washing dishes! I’ve followed all the DIY steps to find out why my dishwasher isn’t cleaning, but everything seems to work as it ...
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54 Hydrogen peroxide hacks you need to know

Do you have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your house? I used to have one in my first aid kit. It sat there forever. It was used a few times to clean minor wounds, until I found out that wasn’t a good idea. When I realized it had expired, ...
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How to get motivated to clean when you’re overwhelmed by the mess

Is your house a disgusting mess? Have you been so busy juggling everything else - or just avoiding it - that you haven’t cleaned in ages? Are you having trouble figuring out how to get motivated to clean when you’re so overwhelmed by all the mess? I’ve been there. And ...
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How to clean a really messy room fast

Do you ever walk into a room to clean it, get overwhelmed and think ‘this room is so messy, I don’t know where to start,’ then walk right back out? I’ve had that feeling (too many times) when I was in a rush and needed to clean a really messy ...
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