How to Deal With Common Family Emergencies Without Calling Your Parents

I don’t know why school doesn’t teach things like basic toilet sinking — years ago that would have saved me from screaming horror movies and a tearful phone call with my dad and an afternoon disinfection.

Domestic emergencies do happen. In this installment of the Lifehacker’s Summer of Adulting series, we’ll show you how to deal with the most common ones, whether you’re living for the first time or just need a refresher.

Find out how:

  • Plunge into the toilet (essential life skill)
  • Resetting a tripped circuit breaker
  • Stop the cut from bleeding

After you take care of these failures, you can return to your life.

Stay tuned for the final episode of this series, where we will talk about washing.


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