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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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How to remove melted plastic from stove top

My partner, bless his heart, decided to make himself some dinner the other night. He accidentally turned on the wrong burner and melted a plastic bag on the back burner. I didn’t notice it immediately and the next day he sheepishly asked me how to remove melted plastic from the ...
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How to clean flip flops (even when they stink)

I was so excited when I got my new pair of comfy white flip flops, I wore them just about everywhere. I wore them to the grocery store, running around doing errands, hanging with my friends and while I was working in the yard. They got dirty sometimes, but I ...
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DIY shoe deodorizer: 16 ways to refresh stinky shoes

The weather has been getting warmer and, around here, that means no socks! Unfortunately, going sockless can also mean stinky feet and smelly shoes. The good news is there are many DIY shoe deodorizers you can make from items you may already have in your home. Even if it’s cooler ...
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3 Simple DIY disinfectant sprays that work! Homemade disinfectant spray recipes

Looking for a homemade sanitizing spray? You can make your own DIY disinfectant spray with simple ingredients you already have in your home! The other day, I decided to do some decluttering in the kitchen. While I love my Instant Pot, I haven’t used it in a while. It was ...
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Declutter your home checklist: List of things to declutter in your home

Physical clutter in your home can cause anxiety and stress. When we see the clutter, we are constantly reminded of what we need to add to our never ending to-do list. We then become overwhelmed by that to-do list and end up doing nothing. It’s a vicious circle.  That’s why ...