More Life Skills Everyone Needs to Learn

More Life Skills Everyone Needs to Learn
More Life Skills Everyone Should Learn

Make a bow
In a previous article I encouraged everyone to learn to wrap a present. Beyond the arena of bags and tissue is a glorious world of wrapping paper. Along with the colors and texture you can endow a gift with, topping the layer with a beautiful bow is truly the icing on the cake. There are a number of sites which will walk you through the art of making bows. I high suggest you check them out so your gift giving will truly allow you to give a finishing touch.

Tie a tie
I am always surprised how many more women than men know how to tie a tie. Sure, women occasionally accessorize with this primarily male item, but come on boys, knowing how to tie a tie will serve you well. Both professionally and in the social arena, you'd be surprised how often this skill comes in handy.

Paint a wall
Homeowners, renters and those who live with their parents can partake in the fun activity of painting a wall. Allow yourself a little expression in a room you spend a great deal of time in. Paint is inexpensive and with the proper preparation, it's pretty forgiving as well. Toss out that drab color which you may have inherited from someone a couple of decades older than you and indulge in a color that reflects your style.

Open a wine/champagne bottle
If you didn't before, upon reaching the legal drinking age, you will have plenty of opportunity to open wine and champagne bottles. Though it's not a mystifying process, bottles with cork tend to perplex many. Seriously, this is an easy, peasy process. Perhaps it's the plethora of devices available to open said bottle. Make your first gadget of choice, a basic opener that double as a bottle (beer here) opener. Set it over the wine bottle. Twist until the arms are in a "T". Then push the arms down.
As for champagne. Just go for it. Other than in the movies, rarely does a chilled bottle ooze all over. Remove the wrapping and then metal. Hold the bottle with one hand and twist the cork with the other. Slowly the bubble will push the cork up and out. It's that simple.

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