Upon purchase, the page will refresh with a link and password to the Kit. Unlimited forever access for the purchaser as long as you keep the page and the password — highly recommended that you immediately bookmark the Kit page and add the password to your password manager.
Who is the Kit for?
- You’ve got your life relatively in order but think you could enhance it with new knowledge, concepts, and tools
- You’re a nerd who loves fellow nerds and lists, tables, and learning
- You’re a hot mess and have no clue where to start or how to ________
- You feel shame, overwhelm, and/or fear around life stuff
- You want to feel better prepared for life stuff
- You want to feel more in control of life stuff
- You often think “There must be a better way…”
- You want someone to tell you what to do
- You find inspiration in peeping tom’ing others’ lives and seeing nitty gritty specifics of their day to day
- You value your time
- You want to make space, physical and mental, for yourself cause you realize the benefits
- You want to invest in yourself cause you realize the benefits
- You get that putting in time now can save oodles of time later
- You enjoy giving gifts to yourself and to others
- You blossom in safe, encouraging spaces
- The idea of with their blessing stealing from others, especially others who pride themselves on living fulfilled, easy lives, sounds yummy
Many of the Kit’s tools are not “pretty”; if you’re looking for inspiration via design, it’s probably not a good fit for you. Its creators care if a is tool easy to find, easy to use, easy to share if applicable, and can it include/do everything they want with it. Function over fashion mentality. That said, the beauty of templates is that you can add lipstick as you see fit…
“The Adulting Kit has all the things you know you need, plus all the things you didn’t know you needed. It’s worth every penny.”
“Now I knew that Saya Hillman was a thorough ass fairy godmother, but this truly takes the cake! Her new adulting kit just gave me the structure and strength to sit plan for the inevitable, my passing. I’ve had many recent losses and don’t want to put my family through the stress I went through to close out important affairs. This kit helps in so many critical areas of life! For all the “grown” stuff you need to do, but don’t know where to begin or how to do it or whom to contact, she lays it out in a simplified, ORGANIZED, and fun manner! And all the while, she’s giving you confidence and high fives! Her Doodles sections give me life and let me know that I’m on the right path in this adulting journey. It’s a tool for a lifetime. Thank you, Saya!!”
“This Adulting kit is for anyone!!! There is so much to help organize your life and get things on track. The best part is you can refer back to it over and over again! Life throws many curve balls & now I feel I have the help to get through most of them with Saya & Best Friend’s tips & advice.”
“The If-I-Die section of the Adulting Kit alone is worth the price. There is an 18 tab spreadsheet for the logistics and last wishes someone needs to know upon your passing and I was blown away by all the things I’d never thought of before. Completing that spreadsheet is an act of love and I am so glad I purchased that resource!”
“If you’re like me and have a great deal of stress about all your life stuff being all over the place (especially digitally) and want to get things more organized, I recommend!”
“Adulting doesn’t have to be terrible and Saya shows you how to make it fun!! 11/10 recommend.”
“An utterly unique and loving project, made by a real smart person.”
“This kit is AMAZING. Tips all in one place. Easy to navigate. Thanks Saya for such an amazing tool.”
“HOLY SHIT. WOA. This is all mine!? Knowing you is the gift that keeps on giving!!”
Kit Main Categories
Sample Kit Inclusions
On mobile or desktop, click to enlarge and the back button to return. On mobile, you can also just zoom in.
On mobile, tap a category for more detail; on desktop, tap the blue arrows that appear when you hover to the left of the category for more.
What format is the Kit in?
It was created in Notion and includes various formats/platforms (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Canva, etc.). If you’re not familiar with Notion, no sweat. The platform is user friendly, the Kit fairly self explanatory, and there’s a “navigating this notion workspace” section.
What if you only want some of the inclusions?
🤷🏾♀️ Don’t look at the ones you don’t want?
But also encouragement to be open-minded; you may not think you want going vegan tips or a humidifier cleaning schedule or examples of how to wind down the day when in actuality, you give them a chance and decide they’re the best thing ever.
Can you get a refund?
Due to the digital nature of the product, all sales are final. Plus in general, Mac & Cheese is a no refund space, proud of and a stander behinder of what you get.
Can you share the Kit with others?
No, your purchase is for a personal license for individual use. But you can share it, as in shout from the rooftops how wonderful it is. So very helpful to small business owners, especially ones who are 100% word of mouth (👋🏾).
How long do you have access to the Kit?
As long as you keep the initial link and password given to you after purchase, you have lifetime access which is great so you can reference what you’ve already seen + see any updates. Suggested you bookmark the webpage and put the password in your password manager (don’t know what that is? You’ll learn in the Kit!).
To be able to easily see what updates are made, check out the Kit Updates section in KIT NAVIGATION. A very adult’y thing to do? Add “Check Adulting Kit for updates” as a recurring monthly task.
What if you have questions about how to use something in the Kit?
Google it. If it’s in regards to a specific platform/tool, e.g. Notion, Gmail, or Todoist, head to their website. There are sooooo many free, at your fingertip resources available. A bit of time and legwork on your part will probably get you the answer you need.
1 on 1 support from Pete & Saya is available via their consulting services. Not via email, DM, text, etc.
If there’s a specific tool that’s giving you trouble, skip it. Not every tool is for everyone.
You have questions that aren’t addressed here so you’re not sure if the Kit is for you; what should you do?
If you don’t feel an immediate YES!, don’t buy the Kit.
Much of Mac & Cheese is about trust a la getting in an unmarked van with strangers and no phone to an undisclosed location to do unknown activities or doing something you’re not the best at on stage in front of hundreds or committing a chunk of time, money, and mental energy to be in a cheerleading squad.
Trying to convince people that goodness is good for them is not in the Mac & Cheese playbook.
Who is Saya and why is she the person to create this Kit*?
A Huffington Post article called Saya “Chicago’s productivity-guru,” she’s an Evernote Certified Consultant, and was featured in the Gmail Genius and Google Content Creator series. She’s run a successful business since 2004, filled with event curation, keeping track of and adhering to deadlines upon deadlines, collaborating with and managing thousands of people, being laid-back yet professional, and wearing various hats many of which do not match, all of which she has done with a smile on her face and an overall feeling of “I’ve got this.”
Saya’s the poster child of fun and easy adulting; it can be done. You can learn more about her here.
*Best Friend also added his fabulousness to the Kit. Personal finance! Veganism! Other stuff! Their wedding is a perfect glimpse into who they are, what they value, and what magic they can magic.
Ready to nerd out?!