Tiny homes come in many shapes - from vans to studio apartments - and they can all be stressful.
Therapists shared five factors that could add to stress in a small space.
Creative hacks from tiny home dwellers may help, such as decorating with mirrors and multi-use furniture.
Feeling cramped? Amplify natural light and get outside.
Living in a tiny space is the most common home stressor because it's full of limitations, Stephanie Rojas, an New York City-based therapist who is on the media advisory team for a Hope For Depression, said in an interview with Insider.
If you live in a space without a window, therapist Ariel Sank suggests going outside to boost your mood.
Combat daily clutter with the three-minute sweep.
"A dirty space can signal chaos and discomfort to our bodies which in turn create stress and tension," therapist Weena Cullins previously told Insider.
"By freeing up space, you are giving your mind a break too," he said.
It can be hard to keep a small space clean, but the three-minute surface sweep can help reduce daily clutter. All you have to do is set a three-minute timer and declutter surfaces until the timer goes off, Taryn Williford, lifestyle director of Apartment Therapy, previously told Insider.
Not enough space? Invest in multi-use furniture.
To maintain order in a small space, finding ways to store items can be extremely stressful, Cullins said.
To combat this, Cullins recommends investing in furniture with multiple functions, like pieces that double as seating and storage.
Don't work where you relax.
Working from home can make it difficult for people to separate work from their personal life, Sank told Insider.
"By creating a separate area where you work versus relax, you are not only creating a physical separation but a mental separation from the two," the therapist said.
Sank noted that separating your workspace from your "chill" environment could be tough when living in a small home, so even little changes can have an impact.
"Even changing up the chair or table you sit in to work versus relax can make a big difference," she added.
Try to finish home-improvement projects quickly.
Anywhere in the home, unfinished projects can create stress — especially in a small space, Ahrens said.
"When we are surrounded by things that do not feel inviting or soothing or invokes some kind of a stress response, we tend to spend much less time in that space," Ahrens said.
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