How to adult on a budget for the lazy and new adulting people (by a not-so-adulty-adult)
learn how to cut your own hair. If it’s something easy like an undercut or just trimming your ends every month, you’ll look clean and put together without shelling out $20 every month. (my hair cutting stuff cost like $20 total)
if you have to go to a laundromat, make your own detergent. Or just in general. It’s about $15 for everything you’ll need and it’ll make you a solid 6-10 batches depending on how many soap bars you get. 1 bar ivory soap or fels-naptha (ivory works just fine tbh. Cheaper and easier to find) Grate that shit. 1 cup borax and 1 cup washing powder. Mix that shit. 1 tablespoon in the wash. Boom. Add essential oils if you so choose.
On the topic of laundry, throw all your clothes in the same load. Use the cold-cold setting and you can put those red shirts in with your whites with no bleeding whatsoever. (read those tags tho. unless it needs special care, most shirts/pants/socks/underwear can all be thrown together)
When money is tight for food, rice, 2 pounds of chicken, some kind of stock or bouillon cubes, and frozen veggies make about 2-3 different meals.
Keep a few bouillon cubes handy tbh. Cook rice in it. Make soup. They’re so much cheaper than stock itself.
Coconut oil for everything from actual oil to chapstick to cracked skin.
Baby powder makes a fairly good dry shampoo. Put it on your roots, scrub around, brush out. Boom.
Make scripts for all phone calls you ever have to make to make them go smoother. (bills, doctors, work, etc)
Fill 1 side of the sink with water to do your dishes and then rinse with the smallest amount of water possible so you dont end up using a lot of water.
Gasbuddy.com helps you find the cheapest gas near you!
Aldi has great cheap groceries
If you live alone or with 1 roommate, you don’t really need more than 12 megabyte internet speed. By yourself? Don’t get more than 6 tbh. You won’t need it.
Freeze all meats and veggies! Let’s be honest. You wont be eating carrots every day or that ground beef often enough for it to not go bad, Throw it in the freezer.
Dollar store cleaning supplies save the world. Everything there besides liquid soap is basically just as good. (glass cleaner, bleach, magic erasers, so on and so forth)
Dollar stores in general. Most things there will do in a pinch. (earbuds and most electronic/battery powered things are a no-no however)
Nail polish remover gets hair dye stains. Hydrogen peroxide gets up blood. Milk for ink. Chalk for oil.
Once you finish using a pot or pan, put hot water in it until you’re ready to clean it. Stuff will just wipe off.
Why I think Bangtan didn’t starve and turn the house upside down while Jin was away.
A.K.A. The long overdue “Yoongi is a Responsible Adult and will Probably make a Great Husband in the Future” post
(Attaches multiple gif and jpg receipts from Bon Voyage)
They legit trusted him with their money from the get go!
He gave them all money equally and they all listened to him to know how much they will all spend!
And he was really responsible in budgeting and accounting the money to last euro/ krone for them all.
He was present in all grocery trips except for the Namjin one.
And he knew which items to buy for the dishes they wanted to make.
He also thought about what the other members wanted when they did their grocery shopping.
And yes, he settles the bill. Everyone else can carry the stuff for him.
Jin cooks complicated shit but Yoongi will definitely not let them go hungry even if it is just Ramen and Meat all the way! LOL
He was legit always in the kitchen during cooking time!
AND AND AND! He always made sure that he served the kids first before he digs in. He kept counting the bowls and split the ramen to make sure everyone had some.
When he was cooking the meat, he kept standing up to cook while the others ate. And when they were grilling sausages, he told Jimin to give Jungkook some coz the maknae hasn’t tasted it while he was cooking ramen inside the van.
4 CLEAN UP
When everyone was packing to leave, he was still picking up the mess after everyone.
He was barely awake but he started cleaning up when they were in the camp.
He even takes the trash out. (a.k.a. Yoongi taking us out)
Ok… we know he hates washing dishes (I do too) but they have Jimin for that.
and Kookie is the official laundry man…
And as a BONUS for the KIDS…
He loves spoiling them… He always buy them ice cream!!
He loves them so much and will take care of them. It might not be obvious, but he will do it without being told. He is a responsible hyung.
SO IN CONCLUSION…
as long as Namjoon doesn’t break things faster than Yoongi can fix em
TRUST MIN YOONGI! Yoongi can handle this shit!
P.S. The Yoongi is a lazy ass joke is sooo old. He loves sleep…who doesn’t? When you work as hard as him… You’ll also miss normal sleep and catch naps where ever and whenever you can. You’ll probably love sleep and treasure it all the more…
me to an 18 year old girl i meet at a house party: you know they stop inviting you to these things once you show any signs that you aren’t vulnerable or easily manipulated. the moment you demonstrate your humanity and independent personhood they toss you aside. they see you as a young, nubile, and above all, sexual, piece of meat.
the hosts: hey, HEY! we banned you last year for pissing on all of our furniture! you aren’t welcome here! get out! shoo!
me: *hisses like a cat before leaping out a window and running off into the night*