KEYS TO LIVING SMALL
Pare things down to the essentials: 'When you're trying to declutter your life, approach it like spring cleaning,' Hurst said. 'Make a Goodwill pile, a throw-away pile, a give-to-a-friend pile. And then wait a little while and then do it again and then again.'
Use multipurpose furniture and built-in fixtures: Hurst designed a pair of ottomans that can be pushed together to become a twin-sized bed and built an office nook out of an overhanging ledge off his sleeping loft.
Take a hard look at what you consider essential: 'When you go home every night, you eat in the same spot, watch TV in the same spot, sleep in the same spot. Once you have all those things covered, what else do you need?'"…