Once you start living on your own, you're not going to have mom and dad around to help you with everything from laundry to making dinner. This can be quite a shock, especially if you're not exactly the most independent person in the world. However, products from Designer Appliances can help you show your critics that you're ready to become an adult! Here are some items to consider for your new place, whether it's an apartment shared with friends or you have the place to yourself.

Washer/Dryer Combo
It's no secret that doing laundry can take an ample amount of time, but with a washer/dryer combo, you can get it done on a whim. For your needs, you might want to consider an LG model, which typically has nine wash cycles and drying cycles for delicate pieces of clothing.

You may not be ready to invite your parents over for dinner just yet. That being said, a microwave can suit your meal needs until you fine-tune your cooking skills. Whirlpool models often have up to 1,000 watts of power for all of your needs, in addition to a handful of different cooking settings for everything from pasta to popcorn.

Coffee system
Now that you're an adult, you're going to need to keep yourself going – many people choose to do this through coffee! A coffee system in your kitchen can prove to be extremely valuable to you and your newfound independence. By investing in a Miele model, you can reap the benefits of a pre-brew system that grinds your coffee for you and helps you create a delectable cup of joe.

Before you dive into a life full of independence, MSN recommended making sure that you can afford an apartment and all of the responsibilities that come with it.

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