first_imgTHE LEAVING CERT wrapped up last Friday, and teenagers across Ireland are beginning a long summer of waiting for results, then (hopefully) preparing to start college, then (maybe) moving out.If this is you, you have about three months to learn how to take care of yourself. Yeah. Here’s a bit of help.1. You will never know what every button on the washing machine does Source: Flickr/Joakim WahlanderDon’t stress. Accept this and move on.2. It IS possible to set pasta on fire Source: ImgurSee?3. Putting on a duvet cover will drive you mad 99% of the timeTry the Magic Burrito trick, if you think you’re hard enough. Source: Scott Culley/YouTube4. Own brand stuff is grandWe’re mostly over this as a society, but if not, come on. Put down the Coco Pops and pick up the Choco Clusters. It’s for the best. Source: Imgur5. Leaving dirty dishes ‘to soak’ means one thing onlyUnspeakable horror, coming your way very soon. Source: Flickr/Tracie MasekWash as you go, for the LOVE OF GOD.6. You will smell smells you have never smelled beforeAll kinds. Mostly bad. But where are they coming from? You’ll never know. Source: Flickr/abbamouse7. You’ll have to deal with bin juice, bugs, mouldy food, manky laundryBasically, dealing with everything rotten is YOUR job now. If you can conquer these things, you can conquer anything. Maybe.8. The new-found freedom will go to your head Source: TimeoutALL THE SWEETS! PIZZAS! STAYING UP REALLY LATE ON THE COMPUTER! If they could see you now…*evil laugh*9. There is no dinner like mammy’s dinnerWe’re sorry to break it to you. Truly, we are. There there.Anything you think the future students of Ireland should be aware of before they take off into the Big Bad World? Let us know in the comments…8 undeniable downsides to still living at home with your parents>9 memories we all have of the last day of secondary school>last_img