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You Know You're Turning 30 When....

Growing up is inevitable, my 30th birthday has come and gone, and I am finally out of my 20s. Reflecting on my younger years, I have come far in terms of my outlook on certain things in life, and have grown somewhat appreciative of the smaller things that life has to offer. Travelling across Europe via Interrail, and working at summer camps in the USA were life-changing experiences that taught me a great deal about myself and offered a route to gaining a greater sense of independence.

You Have a Go-to Aftershave

Grooming becomes a well thought out ritual and aftershave becomes your best friend. Yes, choosing a signature aftershave goes far beyond the quick spray of Lynx Africa that served you so well in your teenage years. What is great about this is that once this decision is made, you will most probably never have to buy it again. Christmas presents from your parents or partner are sorted for the foreseeable future.

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You Start to Budget

You Start to Budget

Unfortunately, as well as growing up, there are also growing pains. Taxes, mortgages, rent, utility bills – the list goes on. From spending money like it is going out of date, to creating a spreadsheet with all your outgoings, starting to value money and making better financial decisions comes with age. Those financial decisions could range from deciding whether to purchase a king size mattress or to pre-drink at home to save money. Who knew that becoming an adult could be this difficult?

£6.50 Wine Becomes Unacceptable

Gone are the years where cheap alcohol would hit the spot. Learning to appreciate alcoholic beverages where the taste is more important than the effect, is a process. Trust me, being able to choose a good, enjoyable wine when having dinner out will take precedence over the effect it gives you.

Hangovers are Hell

Sometimes that extra glass of wine is just too good, and you forget that you just don’t have the staying power anymore. Hangovers are hell and the time will come when a quick McDonalds drive-through will no longer suffice as a quick, effective boost. Big one on Saturday? Expect to be bed ridden until Monday. And in this case, you may want to watch the video above..

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Furniture Shopping Becomes Technical

You start to think about logistics of getting the piece of furniture into the house. Getting the mattress up the stairs is the easy part – now for the bed frame. Spending more time researching the product, looking at reviews and YouTube videos of assembling the product will become a priority rather than buying the product. Also, beware bad reviews may have you questioning your every move.