Sure, you might feel like you’re all grown up the first day you head off to college and wave your teary mam and dad away with barely a backwards glance… but it’s the day you can claim ownership of these eight items that adulthood truly has arrived.
A fancy corkscrew
One that wasn’t purchased at the same time you bought a bottle of wine and panicked.
A ‘stuff’ drawer
If it contains spare batteries instead of used batteries, you’re even more mature.
Enough to fill a shelf in the hot press. Mammy would be proud.
Not necessarily designer or anything, but a step up from a €20 splurge in Penneys. Investment purchasing. ‘Sure I’ll have it forever’.
In which you keep neatly organised receipts for bills that have been paid on time, records of your NCT, tax statements – all the boring grown-up stuff.
Your own saucepans
Used approximately five times before you remembered how much you love takeaways and Pot Noodle. Washing up is a b***h.
A Billpay phone
‘Ten euro top-up will last me the month. Be grand.’ Remember those days?
A Value Club card
Have you SEEN how many points there are on carrots this week?