Knowing how to do laundry is a vital life skill. Understanding the care instructions on your clothes is an important part of this. If you don't follow these instructions you risk shrinking or damaging your clothes which may not be disastrous if it's a $10 t-shirt, but it's another story if it's an expensive jacket or dress.
It's not hard to do laundry but there are some basic principles you need to remember to avoid any laundry disasters.
Research has shown that being tidy and organised improves productivity. Your bedroom is most likely where you sleep and study. Whether it is palatial in size or more like a shoebox, there are things you can do to ensure it is a tidy conducive for study. If everything has a home it is easier to put it away when you have finished with it. I love K-Mart and Ikea for storage solutions but there are plenty of ways you can reuse-use items at home. Here are some of my favourites:
Here's a little pep talk from the former First Lady.
If you have a part time job and have been taxed you will need to fill in a tax return. If you have never lodged a tax return before, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has information here. The ATO also has an online calculator that will let you know if you need to lodge a tax return. If you don't, you need to complete a non-lodgement advice instead.
The video below shows you how to set up a myGov account. Your tax and medicare information are managed through myGov.
Cooking a meal is an important life skill every teenager should learn - here are five easy chicken recipes from Taste.
We've all sat down to check Instagram for five minutes, or gone to bed and watched "a couple" of youtube videos only to put the phone down an hour later and wonder where that extra 55 minutes went. It can be very frustrating and stressful when you lose track of your break time and end up being time poor for important tasks like getting ready for school or finishing your homework. Here are some tips to prevent wasting time: