L.A.-based photographer Katherine Rose doesn't mind small space living. In fact, she prefers it. "Having a smaller space was actually quite intentional for me," she says. Which is why, when hunting for a place to live, she passed over a four-room apartment for her current home, a quaint 1920s-era studio in Los Feliz. "I wanted to remain as much of a minimalist as possible," the New Jersey native explains, which, truth be told, is a lot easier said than done. (For most, Marie Kondo-ing your life can only last for so long.) But Katherine is conscious about living with less, and is highly intentional about what she brings into her home: "If I want to purchase something new, that means I need to either donate or sell something I currently have. The same goes for clothes since I have such a small closet."
Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014).