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Get skilled
Going back to DIY, make sure you take the time to learn basic life skills from your parents, or enroll  in a workshop if your mom and dad aren't able to help. You need to not only know how to budget, but also to have the ability to put up a shelf and successfully wash your clothes. (This is a lovely adult bonding experience before you leave home, but can also happen when you visit your parents or grandparents!)

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