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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 Clean a Smelly Dishwasher and Solve the Stinky Situation

It happens to the best of us. You go to use your dishwasher and, as you open the door, you get hit with a nasty, gag-inducing smell. Or your dishes smell weird right after you've run them through a cycle. Don't jump to go buy a new one just yet, ...
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Say Goodbye to the Stink: How to Get Rid of Rotten Meat Smell

Have you ever opened your freezer or fridge and been hit with a gag-inducing rotten meat smell? Our old garage beer fridge, which also doubles as a second freezer for meat, suffered a power outage in a storm while we were away on vacation last month. We had no idea ...
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Chill Out for Less: Cheap Ways to Block Heat from Windows

Does it feel like you live in a sauna because your house is too hot in summer? It may be because sunlight coming through your windows heats up the room through radiant energy. Objects inside the room - like your walls, floor, and furniture - absorb this heat energy and ...
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How to Blackout Windows Without Breaking the Bank

When I first moved into my house, I realized I had a problem. The back windows of our house face east and the sun wakes me up early in the morning - and I am not a morning person. The front windows of the house face west and heat the ...
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How to clean baseboards without bending over: 13 Easy Ways

Easy Ways To Clean Baseboards Without Bending Over Sometimes I forget that baseboards get dirty because I just don’t look down that often. But those things can gather dust like you wouldn’t believe, especially if you have pets! And if you have back pain or knee problems like I do, ...