It’s not that I have to be in my own home exactly, but I like to feel settled. If my things have a spot–even if it’s just a corner to prop a book I’m reading–I feel comforted by extension. When I travel I like if it’s to a place that I can ease into. I like to unpack my bag, rest my toothbrush on a shelf, hang my towel up to dry. Stay awhile.
This month, I wrote a piece for The Neighborhood about the first thing that I do when I move into a new place. The piece is really about settling into a new home, but I think the ideas work as well for places that are less permanent.
Here’s the one thing (or two) that can make wherever I am feel a little bit more like home.