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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 sh*t 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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Got Condensation on the Inside of Windows? How to Get Rid of It

Condensation on the inside of windows is a common issue that happens in many homes, especially during the colder months. When excess humidity in the warm air comes into contact with the colder surface of the window glass, it causes water droplets to form. It not only ruins the view, ...
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How to keep pipes from freezing when it’s really, really cold out

As I write this post, half the country is experiencing extremely cold temperatures. And, when freezing temperatures hit, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is the inconvenience and potential damage of frozen pipes. We had a pipe burst in a crawl space in our last home that left ...
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How to Get Sticky Sliding Doors Gliding Again

Sticky Sliding Doors: Quick Fixes to Get the Glide Back There's nothing quite as frustrating as sticky sliding glass doors! Just when the dog is going crazy to get outside, you try to open the sliding glass patio door and it gets stuck. You struggle, the dog is losing his ...
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200 Simple Life Hacks that Make Cleaning so Much Easier

Everyday Hacks to Make Cleaning Easy Using Items You Already Have! Are you looking for ways to spend less on cleaning products and get more use from the everyday items you already have in your home? Things like baking soda, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, and more? From getting ...
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The Easy Way To Clean Glass Shower Doors With Hard Water Stains

How to Clean Hard Water Stains on Glass Shower Doors As someone who has had to deal with the annoyance of trying to clean hard water stains on glass shower doors, I can tell you it can be quite frustrating. I've been living with hard water for over 20 years ...