SETTING THESAURUS

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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Shelving units filled with different-colored chemicals (glass cleaner, floor wax, stainless steel cleaner, antibacterial sanitizer)
Dust brooms of various sizes clipped to the wall
Boxes of fresh trash bags
Bathroom supplies (toilet paper, paper towel rolls, soap dispenser refills)
A stocked supply cart or two (holding a garbage bin, cleaners in spray bottles, a handheld brush and dustpan, rubber gloves, sponges and scrapers, cleaning cloths, toilet brushes, dusters)
A vacuum cleaner
Mops in buckets
Boxes and totes with labels
A fold-up chair or two
Looped power cords hanging on the wall
Safety and best practice posters
A bin for dirty cloths
Brooms standing in the corner
Ladders tucked against the wall
A toolbox
Folding step stools
Garbage bins on wheels
A utility sink with a hose
A floor drain
A cramped administrative area (a desk and chair, paperwork, requisition forms, a computer, walkie-talkies or cell phones)
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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