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genderhawk:

realsocialskills:

hi realsocialskills! i have been a fan of your blog for a long time, and i was hoping you might be able to help me.

because of my physical health, my amazing occupational therapist is getting me a new bed, and it’s arriving this monday! a hospital bed at that. it’s going to be adjustable and all, helping me immensely. the worry is, it’s going to be too hospital-y and i won’t be comfortable/at ease in it, and therefore unable to sleep. (the amount of time i’ve spent in hospitals for my own and other people’s health is staggering, so i’m quite concerned about this possibly being an alienating experience instead of a helpful one.) i’m already planning on putting my garland of rose lights around the side of it, and also spraying some perfume on it so it doesn’t smell so weird, but i’m not sure of anything else i could do to make it feel less weird.

any suggestions would be so welcome! thank you very much for your time, have a nice day!

realsocialskills said:

I’m not sure what to suggest, but I bet a lot of y’all do.

I wonder if there’s a way you could modify your bed that wouldn’t be allowed in a hospital? Like, putting stickers on it, or painting your name on it with nail polish or something. That might make it feel more like your bed that you control rather than like being in a hospital.

Anyone want to weigh in?

genderhawk said:

I had a hospital bed as my personal bed at home for over a year, using a mattress cover that was soft helped a lot (the bed had a water resistant cover that couldn’t be removed) and I wrapped it with streamers and decorated it a lot. I also used all my own bedding to avoid that hospital bed sheeting.

hi realsocialskills! i have been a fan of your blog for a long time, and i was hoping you might be able to help me.

because of my physical health, my amazing occupational therapist is getting me a new bed, and it’s arriving this monday! a hospital bed at that. it’s going to be adjustable and all, helping me immensely. the worry is, it’s going to be too hospital-y and i won’t be comfortable/at ease in it, and therefore unable to sleep. (the amount of time i’ve spent in hospitals for my own and other people’s health is staggering, so i’m quite concerned about this possibly being an alienating experience instead of a helpful one.) i’m already planning on putting my garland of rose lights around the side of it, and also spraying some perfume on it so it doesn’t smell so weird, but i’m not sure of anything else i could do to make it feel less weird.

any suggestions would be so welcome! thank you very much for your time, have a nice day!

realsocialskills said:

I’m not sure what to suggest, but I bet a lot of y'all do.

I wonder if there’s a way you could modify your bed that wouldn’t be allowed in a hospital? Like, putting stickers on it, or painting your name on it with nail polish or something. That might make it feel more like your bed that you control rather than like being in a hospital.

Anyone want to weigh in?

sissacraft:

some replies about comfort in a new flat

realsocialskills:

dohegotthebunty said:Humidity level can be another sneaky discomfort

destroy-harime-nui said: If you had pictures or art you had displayed in your old apartment, put them up again! I’ve moved from dorm to dorm these past few years and I use my posters and art to make the room feel…

sissacraft said:

The first things I tend to do when I move in to a new space are to paint any new furniture I can to make it very visually mine distinctly mine. (I have a love of really bright goglors that they dont usually sell furniture in). I also put up all of my decorations as quickly as possible, sometimes even before the furniture is ready. the basic thing is to fill the space as much as I can with things that are visually MINE, which for me means covering as much of walls with as much vivid color as I can.

Also, for me getting the floor plan of the new place before I move and plotting out how to arrange every thing and how  want it to be really helps me transfer my home feelings to the new space.

some replies about comfort in a new flat

dohegotthebunty said:Humidity level can be another sneaky discomfort

destroy-harime-nui said: If you had pictures or art you had displayed in your old apartment, put them up again! I’ve moved from dorm to dorm these past few years and I use my posters and art to make the room feel like home.

@snouted said: I’m neurotypical and I have struggled with this at times too. I try to set some of my stuff up in the same orientation it was - like, if I had a lamp and stuffed animals on the RIGHT of my bed, I make sure to do the same in the new place.

galacticpleasuredome said: I just had a fire at my house, so I set up my new bed with the same blankets and pillows as my last, made my favorite food, and sat in bed and watched my favorite show. also if you have friends, having them over can make a space feel like your own.