6 Practical Skills on Surviving The ‘Real World’

As children, we looked up to adults and yearned to be like them one day. But in all honesty, now that we are adults with real responsibilities, it’s not quite the way we pictured it to be. Nobody gave us a manual on surviving adulthood, but based on our collective experiences, we’ve created a makeshift manual highlighting the six most important skills necessary to survive the ‘real world’ madness.

1. Sewing Skills

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If your button falls off, do you know how to sew it back? If you don’t, you’d be wasting your time and money sending that simple piece of clothing to the tailor, which could be embarrassing. This simple skill will come in handy – especially when you have kids. It’s never too late to sign up for sewing lessons.

2. Chef’s Special

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Cooking is the most important skill you need if you are going to survive adulthood. Eating out on a daily basis is extremely unhealthy and needless to say, will burn multiple holes in your wallet. Learning how to cook basic dishes will save you so much pain in the future. Take some cooking classes to help you master your culinary skills!

3. Plumbing Madness

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It is very dangerous to do major plumbing fixes on your own but simple tasks like unclogging your sink is essential knowledge for every working adult. But if the problem is serious and is threatening to your entire house, please look for a professional plumber as soon as possible.

4. Cleaning Up

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So you accidentally spilled wine all over your carpet. What do you do? Knowing some basic cleaning skills will save you – and that expensive carpet – in the long run. But we understand that you can’t dedicate every single weekend to deep-cleaning your house, because that will take hours. So if you need extra help, our cleaning professionals will come to your rescue!

5. Makeup Skills

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Even if you’re not a fan of beauty products, every woman should know the basic rules of makeup, because these skills will definitely come in handy. Don’t be ashamed to seek professional help from our makeup artists on Kaodim!

6. Language Lessons

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Another great life skill that will make you so much more attractive to potential future employers is if you are able to speak more than one language. Mandarin and English are internationally-favoured choices, and mastering them will get you really far in your career. It’s never too late to start! Hire tutors here.

Surviving adulthood is a continuous learning process. Just when we think we’ve learned it all, life reminds us that there’s still more to learn. Getting through the first six skills above will launch you several steps ahead of the game, so head on to Kaodim for fast, customised quotes from our service professionals!

written by Tashya Viknesh