If the walls of your home seem to be closing in on you and you have nowhere to store things, the ideas in 5 Ways to Live in Small Spaces will definitely help! After you've found the drawers, hung the shelves, raised the bed and done everything else to give yourself enough storage space, you might still feel as if you're living in a small shoebox jungle.
If that's the case, don't look for more storage space, but look for ways to make your storage space disappear. Too much "stuff" even if it's "stuff" that you use on a daily basis, makes a room look cluttered. Hiding it behind curtains, behind couches or under beds opens up the area visually so that it doesn't seem like it's packed full.
Boxes and plastic bin storage containers come in all sizes, so take measurements before you go looking. Find pieces that fit behind or under furniture to hide them entirely. Put small containers on a bookshelf along with books. Use large ones, covered with a cloth, as side or coffee tables. Two or three milk crate type of containers, topped with a piece of plywood or even heavy cardboard, then covered with a cloth makes a table. A fitted cloth makes it look neater and stays on better. It's not hard to measure the sides and tops, then cut and sew pieces to fit together. It can even be done by hand.
When you minimize visual clutter, you maximize the space your eyes see and your home will look and feel larger.