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12 Ways To Always Have A Little Bit Of Home With You

Opportunity is an empty room. CORT can deliver stylish rental furniture and set it all up for you.

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1. Install a camera to see what the cat is up to while you're out of the house.

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2. Add a touch of recreational nostalgia.

Something like this automatic return indoor basketball net.
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3. Set up a home gym. 💪

It doesn't need to be fancy. A pull-up bar or kettlebell is a good starting place.
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It doesn't need to be fancy. A pull-up bar or kettlebell is a good starting place.

4. Make light of the situation.

Get a remote-controlled bulb that can change colors or alter brightness at the touch of a button. It's like a mood ring for your whole environment.
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Get a remote-controlled bulb that can change colors or alter brightness at the touch of a button. It's like a mood ring for your whole environment.

5. Fill shelves or a glass cabinet with mementos.

Displaying objects of sentimental significance can serve as a link to the past and add even more personality to a space.
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Displaying objects of sentimental significance can serve as a link to the past and add even more personality to a space.

6. 💯ify your gaming area.

A comfortable headset with great sound quality will help boost your trash-talking.
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A comfortable headset with great sound quality will help boost your trash-talking.

7. Get the right gear to make a solid cup of joe.

This pour-over maker is beautiful, perfect for everyday use, and small enough to travel with.
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This pour-over maker is beautiful, perfect for everyday use, and small enough to travel with.

8. Brighten your living space with plants.

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Make sure they get plenty of water and light so they can go full-on Jumanji.

9. Squeeze some screen time in between me-time.

Use apps and video chat to connect with loved ones. This can be an effective way to strengthen a long-distance romance or keep in touch with friends in other cities.
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Use apps and video chat to connect with loved ones. This can be an effective way to strengthen a long-distance romance or keep in touch with friends in other cities.

10. Throw together a custom playlist of favorite songs.

Music can go a long way toward making a space feel homey.
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Music can go a long way toward making a space feel homey.

11. Meanwhile, you'll want to maximize any outdoor space.

For smaller patios or picnicking purposes, look into getting a portable grill.
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For smaller patios or picnicking purposes, look into getting a portable grill.

12. String a hammock in your backyard.

Or front yard. Or, hell, even your living room. Then take it with you for any activity where quick rest stops make all the difference.
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Or front yard. Or, hell, even your living room. Then take it with you for any activity where quick rest stops make all the difference.

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