How To Adultify Your Space In 8 Easy Steps

RIP futon life

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The time has come to accept the inevitable: you’re growing up. Embrace it! Becoming an adult can be daunting, but not when you have guides as easy (and, let’s face it, as cool) as the ones in our new Adultify series. Now, you won’t ever have to utter that cringe-worthy term “adulting” when you accomplish something, like doing your laundry—you know,  basic, responsible grown-up activities—because you’ll know these truths to be self-evident.

Somewhere between high school and college, I got my shit together. It’s unclear how. Not all my shit, mind you, just my shit. My stuff. My physical belongings. I started decorating purposefully, keeping things (relatively) clean, ditching the things I secretly hated, and becoming genuinely proud of my dorm, then apartment, then home.

Disclosure: that took privilege. Privilege of time and funds, however cobbled together it felt at the time. And it took patience. In my mind, I’m not nearly done adultifying my living space. But over the years, I’ve noticed a few things that made a HUGE difference.

If you’re feeling like your room or house is in need of some TLC, follow these steps.