Handy Household Skills Every Adult Should Have | The Financial Diet

Chelsea and Lauren sit down with Rachel from How To Adult to learn all about the little skills around the house that make being an adult so much easier. Want even more help in the adult department? Check out this video for toolbox necessities: https://youtu.be/FW3bsq1_fiQ.

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How To Adult Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/learnhowtoadult

Sewing Dictionary: http://www.thesewingdictionary.com/

Start Sewing: What You Need in Your Beginner Sewing Kit: http://www.prettyprudent.com/2011/06/by-craft/start-sewing-what-you-need-in-your-beginner-sewing-kit-2/

Everything You Need to Sew a Perfect Seam: https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-sew-a-seam-2977483

The Best Way to Clean Any Kitchen Countertop: http://www.thekitchn.com/the-best-way-to-clean-any-kitchen-countertop-244247

Link to download the book spread Chelsea mentioned: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zfglh95hpzprnr4/Basic%20Tool%20kit%20Every%20Woman%20Needs%20In%20Her%20Home.pdf?dl=0

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50 Comments

  1. Katarina Bergqwist on April 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Don’t you have a subject in American elementary school of how to sew and such? We have it in Sweden. Also we have a subject for woodwork, where we learn how to saw, hammer, drill etc.



  2. PiLar on April 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Is this girl high or nervous lmao!!!



  3. Miss Kelly Renee on April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    If you ever want a nutrition component I would love to help out!! I have a nutrition degree and work for the WIC program so I have practice with cooking/eating on a budget.



  4. Marit de Vries on April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Yess I got that shaver sweater thingy for €5,-! It had a discount so 😛



  5. Elizabeth Lam on April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Would be nice to get some steady close up video shots of the sewing…



  6. Noor Sharma on April 6, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    "it will never be dead"



  7. A on April 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Why is Rachel so painfully awkward on camera?



  8. CatsCatsGecko on April 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    All that work for a cutting board though …



  9. Terence Silva on April 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm


  10. Mona Miller on April 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    this video is trash…. what about purchasing a device SPECIFICALLY FOR DE-PILLING SWEATERS is in any way adulting? Thanks for the advise on vinegar lemon juice for cleaning.. i bet no one, NO ONE, knew about that one.



  11. Alice Gale on April 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    If you can’t even sew a button, how do you get though life?



  12. Lava Yuki on April 6, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    When buttons fall off, I usually leave them that way instead of sowing them back



  13. Laura Mello on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Pro-tip sew the extra buttons onto your shirt on the inside as soon as you buy it so that you can’t lose them!



  14. Nataliagabriela Rivera on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    THIS IS FUCKING GENIUS



  15. _Imz_ R on April 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    I like Rachel!!



  16. Kerry Wiggins on April 6, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    My aunt and uncle gave me a basic cheap tool kit when I graduated high school because they knew I was going to be living in a dorm. Pretty soon after I moved into my dorm, it spread quick on my floor and the floors above and below mine that I was the girl who had a tool kit and they were always getting borrowed. Btw my cousin had an actual drill in her dorm tool kit! Also while I was in college, a had a tail light go out in my car. I fixed that light by myself, the owners manual explained how to do it (not sure modern cars owner’s manuals explain basic repairs still). The bolt that held in the tail light assembly was fully threaded and like 4in long! I had to use a regular wrench to loosen it. I fixed my tail light and then called my dad and requested a socket wrench set for Christmas because it took so long to loosen that bolt. I got that socket wrench set in English and metric units and quality pliers, wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers etc in a nice metal tool box!



  17. Ashley Rowzee on April 6, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Dollar Tree has a sewing kit. $1



  18. [K] on April 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    White button white shirt and white thread with no closeup. Now we can see everything



  19. Michelle Cox Photography on April 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I love sewing! 🙂



  20. Cat PBatista on April 6, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I love these kinds of videos



  21. Garrick63 on April 6, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve missed Lauren, nothing wrong with Chelsea but Lauren is just so beautiful I can’t help it



  22. KonataStar00 on April 6, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Her voice is so feminine for her appearance hahaha



  23. Farima Z on April 6, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    they taught us how to sew in kindergarten



  24. KambEight on April 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Make sure to keep your extra buh-ins.



  25. Jasmine Humble on April 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    This was the final push I needed. I made it to the store a solid half hour before they closed to buy a fabric defuzzer and my life is now forever changed. Defuzzing at 11pm on the weekend 😎



  26. Holly Wu on April 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Are there people who don’t know how to put a button or do simple sewing?



  27. Michael Böiers on April 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Have never lost a butt-en so far … sowing those back on is a useless skill to me.



  28. bmelcher on April 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Electric sweater shavers are actually really bad for your clothes and can end up damaging natural fibers. You’re better off with sweater stones or sweater combs. They take a little longer but its better for the long term care or your clothes.



  29. Sarah Whitlock on April 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    dude… i have a pair of leggings that have needed to be repaired for ages. Such great tips!!!



  30. Jane Anyabolu on April 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Loving your videos. Always so helpful!



  31. Alexandra Kulig on April 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Do people really not know how to sew a button… That’s sad



  32. Rachel Gregory on April 6, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    A cheap alternative to the lint shaver is to use a disposable razor, carefully of course. It has saved a lot of cute clothes for me!



  33. thegazette on April 6, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    This was a clunky episode. There are oodles of youtube sewing channels that have proper terminology, close-ups, and variations as to how to do basic mending and tailoring via hand sewing.



  34. Kyla Crawford on April 6, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    If you quadruple your thread it makes a very sturdy button.



  35. Nona Bgo on April 6, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Are there really people who don’t know how to sew? It’s a skill you learn in kindergarten..



  36. 0MissNemo0 on April 6, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Seriously? how to sew a button? Whats next? how to climb up the stairs?



  37. Anne Noir on April 6, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    I disagree with the cordless drill. i had a cordless drill and the batteries are really dying in case you are not using them regularly, or if it gets too cold or sometimes there are even just bad batteries etc, etc. In contrary with an electric cord drill, you always have a long extension cord in the house (at least i do) that you can spare and it will last you longer while on the cordless one you would have the added expense of a battery at least once in a lifetime – so money saved in the long run plus money saved initially since the cord ones are cheaper. I have no place in my house which could not be reached by a 5 (extenstion) +1 meter (drill) cord and i have no desire to go and drill the street 😉 In general, i have stopped buying cordless battery run tools unless absolutely required since as said, their lifetime is longer and they need less care.



  38. Kelli on April 6, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    If you guys end up making this an official video topic to start off her series you might want to get a camera with this perspective to help people see what you’re doing with your hands when you’re teaching how to sew. I needed to reference it cause I couldn’t quite pick up the information in the video through words alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkz6qadODb0



  39. Katherine Petersorf on April 6, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Personally I love that handheld sewing thing, the handy stitch



  40. Shirley on April 6, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    This is so cute. I taught my children most of these things. I felt the more they could learn the more self effective the would be as adults. When sewing buttons after the first go thru button put two straight pins thru the loops on top of the button. This will give the button a little wiggle room at the same time strengthening the button.



  41. Ashley Rowzee on April 6, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    We all need to challenge ourselves. How will we ever grow if we don’t try. Rachel stay encouraged. Dispite what people are saying. We surround ourselves with others who have strengths where we have weaknesses.



  42. MisterHot on April 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Their mothers should’ve taught them to sew a button when they were 12!!



  43. Shirley on April 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    I watch a YouTube video about ladies taking care of their wardrobe in the 50s. The situation was two sisters weekly going thru and repairing whatever was need on their wardrobe. Taking care of your clothing helps them last longer. Which is the whole pt of your videos.



  44. L S Covarrubio on April 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Number 4 for how to sew a button: you’ve used the wrong "taught" – it should be "taut."



  45. The Financial Diet on April 6, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Want to know how to become and adult? Chelsea tells you how in this video: https://youtu.be/_WSZn52nJXs.



  46. Simona Stefanescu on April 6, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    One can use a normal shaver instead of a specific mashine



  47. Taylor Long on April 6, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Sorry guys… love TFD but this collab is painful.



  48. Dani on April 6, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    As someone who saw an adult man looking on youtube "How to sew a button" in a hurry before a huge meeting, this is something you need to know! 
    He bought me lunch for a week just because I did it in seconds and he wasn’t late, so it saved a million dollar account. 
    watching him panic was hilarious though. Thanks grandma for teaching me as a child.



  49. beckyyobab33yy on April 6, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    This is off topic for this video, but how do you guys feel about those "jobs" that require you to pay a fee upfront and then to make money, you must bring people in under you and sign them up for whatever services or products? It would be cool if you guys did a video about these types of "jobs". Thanks! I love the channel 🙂



  50. Raazi Karim on April 6, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    That hole on the t-shirt did not come like that. That hole is a result of removing the label attached to the shirt seam. Perhaps she purchased from a thrift shop, and was ashamed to say so on camera. Double standards, especially whilst being on the financial diet