So with all these different products, how do you store them? Let alone your magazines, photos, and memorabilia - that's an entirely different subject.
I've been scrapbooking and stamping for over 12 years. I've had just a table with plastic tubs and now I have a craft room...it's been maybe a year and a half. I find I'm ALWAYS reorganizing and moving things around. I do this probably at least once every month to two months. While I leave the tables and shelf in place, what is on the table and in the shelves is constantly moving and changing containers.
I find that after I try something out for a while, if'it doesn't really work for me I'm not afraid to change it. I'm always looking for good ideas, cute containers, empty boxes I could possible recycle, etc. that expands the possibilities of storage solutions for me. Also, I have been making the move of getting less wood block stamps and getting more clear stamps. This definitely causes a need to change my storage solution for my stamps, as they are thinner, take up less space, but I have to see the front of them to know what they are.
In addition I also have been using more sticker alphabets - this I haven't used much before so I didn't need a storage spot for them. But now I have multiple sheets and I've only used portions of them, thus I now need a place to keep them.
So, tonight my mission is to organize a bit. I've been creating cards lately and find that during the process I get frustrated since I have to stack things atop each other in order to have space to work. And I see there's a lot on my desk that is getting 'in the way' as I working - this I want to avoid. Not to mention, I got a few more new stamps which now I need to put somewhere.
Take a look at your area, large or small - see what you use a lot, what gets in your way, what you wish you could find - and then organize. See if you like things visible or hidden. What inspires you and what frustrates you. Try to keep your inspiration high, as this is your creative outlet.
I hope to have a more organized and functional space by the end of tonight. Happy crafting!