Whether you are moving into someone else’s space for the summer or are getting the bare bones of a place to live for the summer, you want to feel at home. I wanted to share what I have packed and what my essentials are to making me feel right at home. This does not include essentials like clothing, hygiene, etc.
My situation: To preface this with what my living situation is at this moment, I am living in a house with 7 other people. I share a bathroom with two others and I get my own room. When I arrived, I had a full bed, 5-drawer dresser, nightstand, and hanging racks for clothing. A ceiling fan provided light and semi-sheer curtains draped in front of the window.
You can see in the pictures above that I have a nightstand full of knick-knacks. It has changed slightly since that photo was taken. But…I found two mirrors in the house that no one was using and put them on the nightstand so that I could see my outfits and also add more dimension to the room.
I had my sister ship me my two blankets from home. I didn’t have sheets or blankets so I borrowed a coworker’s, she had a different sized bed and she provided her blanket. I returned those after I bought sheets and got my blankets in the mail. I have my diary and some pens to keep me company in my thoughts and to document my time for the summer. I love my Pilot G2 pens and I am loving the Stablio pen set. I brought a postcard from one of my best friends and a polaroid of our group. I also brought a small candle and mermaid wall clings. I stuck them on the mirror because I wanted to have some mermaid-ness in the room. I also have a soot sprite from Spirited Away and my sister shipped me a panda plush to hang off the mirror.
So, why did I bring those things? Space. I had to be concise in what I brought because half of my larger suitcase was food and the other half was sewing supplies, shoes, and hygiene.
Tips: Pack things that are easily foldable or can slide in slim spaces in your luggages. This includes postcards, polaroids, wall clings, letters, cards, etc. You can also bring washi tape so you can decorate without leaving marks on the place you are staying at. Command hooks are a good choice too but they do take a little more space so think about that. If you have a lot of pictures and want to have them up, pack some twine and clothespins to create your own photo string.
Hope this helps! Leave any questions down below.