For all the modern inventions and the way it has improved the life of an adult, there are basics all still need to know, yet very few implement. Instead of repairing small issues with clothing, people throw them out and buy more, and some don’t even have a decent wardrobe to begin with. Many others don’t know how to cook basic things thanks to the culture of fast food, and even more don’t even understand how to regularly maintenance that dependable car of theirs.
From brewing a pot of coffee to jump-starting a dead car battery, there are things that every damn adult should just know how to do. Why? Because you’re grown, that’s why. Childlike abandon is a virtue many cherish, but that same childlike abandon doesn’t teach you how to use that credit card you keep abusing.
This list is compiled with video tutorials so you no longer have an excuse to not know how to do these things.
Quit throwing your clothes out! Learn how to pack that suitcase! Sew that button back on those pants that were stuffed down in your drawer!
Learn how to adult better.
1. Sew On A Button
Don’t buy another pair of pants. Just put the friggin’ thing back on.
Know how to clean your floors, ya nasty.
3. Boil Pasta
You know, so you don’t die.
4. Change A Flat Tire
If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that you need to know how to fix your own stuff or risk dying at the hands of a psychopathic axe-murderer.
5. Pack A Suitcase
If you sit on your suitcase to close it, you aren’t adulting as well as you think.
6. Brush Your Own Teeth
Seriously. Many people rot their teeth out because they aren’t doing it right.
7. Shake Hands
No flippy-floppy hands, please.
8. Repair Minor Clothing Issues
You know, so you don’t keep shelling out money for other clothes.
9. Jumpstart A Car
Remember the axe-murderer?
10. Boil An Egg
To add some protein in that non-starvation diet.
11. Build A Decent Wardrobe
If you want people to treat you like an adult, you really need to look like one.
12. Fix A Leaky Faucet
Helps your bills and your sanity at 3 AM.
13. Build A Fire
We aren’t talking survival skills. We’re simply talking that fireplace you thought was cute but still haven’t used.
14. Brew A Pot Of Coffee
It’s not very relaxing to want a midday cup of coffee if it requires driving 10 miles away to the nearest coffee shop.
15. Change Your Oil
Because your car puts up with you.
16. Thread A Needle
A necessary requirement for the requirement of patching up your clothes.
17. Perform CPR
18. Detect When Someone Is Lying
It will go a long way in the workplace.
19. Use A Credit Card
Trust me, the way you are using it is not the way you should be.
20. Back Up Your Data
For heaven’s sake, don’t risk all of your data.
21. Parallel Park
The general rule of thumb is that if an 18-year old can do it, you need to be able to do it better.
Got anymore basic adult things everyone should know how to do? List them below!
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