Building credit, applying for health insurance, and generally living on your own in your early and mid-20s can be a bit intimidating. But little by little, you begin to sort things out. You may apply for your first solo apartment, accept your dream job, or move across the country. You might also start to buy some unexpected things every adult should have along your journey.
Whether you invest in new artwork for your walls, treat yourself to a matching set of drinkware, buy a quality vacuum cleaner, or organize your pantry until it looks like Khloe Kardashian's, the purchases you make as you get older can really help you feel like an adult. It's weird how you can associate certain purchases with specific times in your life — like when I bought a knife sharpener for the first time and finally "completed" my kitchen — but investments in your home can really make you feel like everything's falling into place.
While swiping your card to purchase any one of these things won't instantly make you hit peak adulting (there's a lot more that goes into it than that), as you build up your collection of grown-up purchases, you may feel well on your way.