Adulting 101

So even at 46 there are things I don’t know how to do. I typically look up ways to do things online, but thought maybe we could have a dedicated thread for all questions on Adulting.

Basically, if you have a question on how to do something that you think other people know how to do, ask it. Anything from changing a light bulb to doing taxes.

Alternatively, if you know how to do these things, answer the questions. Just make sure to tag the asker with your answer.


Ok, here’s a weird one: I live in an apartment and don’t drive. I do my laundry in the tub (don’t say ew :wink:). What is the most effective way to do laundry in the tub?

Find a place to hang it where you can use your tub in the meanwhile.

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@iconoclast_01 be live it or not, with a plunger. Get a clean new one and use it to plunge your clothes. You can do this in a bucket, too. They even sell laundry plungers with holes in the plunging part.


How do I poop? It’s really hard. Haven’t quite mastered it yet.


You can also buy a handheld agitator. Used similar to a plunger. Price of this one was $29.99.

They call it a “Rapid Laundry Washer” in the ad. Wasn’t sure if I should link to the commercial site but heres a pic.



How do you re-pot plants without killing them? My plants are getting bigger and will need more soil. I’ll need to do it one day.

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Good intiative!

I finally thought of one. How do I take a screenshot on my android phone? I think I did it once before but don’t remember how.

I’m too lazy to type it out, so I grabbed a link @Jinx

@bowens most androids you hold the power button and volume down button at the same time.


It worked. Thanks!


Get a washboard so you can scrub your clothes easier. It’s not stupid to hand wash your clothes. When I couldn’t afford to go to the laundromat that’s what I did


No problem! You’re welcome.

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I mostly use pc so I only either use the “print screen” button on the snipping tool…don’t use my phone that much but it will come in handy to remember that for when I do.

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How do I become not afraid of breaking my leg again on splInt?

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That’s crazy, but big :blush:!!!

I’m 44 and don’t want to grow up in general. Keeping the house clean is one of the hardest thing for me to do and work hard on. I think that one thing would make me more adult like.

I could give you so much good advice on this topic in particular.

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I don’t think I have ever in my life made a bed neatly.

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