House Self Care

Nesting as Prepping

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There’s something I would propose is helpful to do in preparation against the disasters, various and still largely unknown, of the ensuing climate catastrophe, and it’s something you may already be doing. A lot of people started doing it in response to the pandemic.

They called it “nesting”. By that they meant doing things to make their home more comfortable, and a better place to spend all their time.

When I say “nesting”, you may think of throw pillows and pillar candles. You may dismiss it out of hand as concerning one’s self with trivialities.

But it’s not. The impulses people had in the face of the pandemic to do things to optimize their homes to stay in for long periods of time were not trivial.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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