The number one question I'm asked regarding living in a small house is where do I put my stuff. I've had people come over and question whether or not we rent a storage unit, we do not. Or look around in the back garden for a 2nd house, true.
I like to get creative when it comes to storage. Those suitcases up on the armoire are not just decorative, they hold pillow covers and magazines I want to keep. That newly acquired chinoserie tin holds little snacks for my grandkids. I love using pretty storage solutions because then it is a double win. I'm not a big fan of underbed or hidden storage. I tend to forget what's stored in things like that and then there is the dust issue too. I like most of my stuff front and center so I can enjoy it.
Of course the ultimate storage solution is owning less. Could you manage with one closet and no garage? I've forgotten what it's like to have those options! xo