i recently decided to start a hope chest. traditionally, i believe these are meant for girls waiting for marriage and running a household of their own. i , however, am simply saving for the day when i move out of my parent's house and live on my own. so for now, i shall simply buy homey things that i like, and wait.
p.s. i don't actually have a chest for my hope yet, but scattering them throughout my bedroom seems to be working just fine for now.