Downsizing your life in order to live small sometimes requires creative ninja moves to find adequate storage.
Having spaces to stow away belongings in underutilized areas is critical to maintaining one's sanity in cramped quarters. Luckily, there are plenty of clever furnishings that do double duty as storage. Finding areas within framed building elements can also be instrumental in carving out space—from storage under stairs to bookshelves built into walls. To learn more about space saving ideas to employ when every inch of living space is critical, check out ten suggestions featured in my article on dwell.com.