Happy New Year!
This is a picture of my stamp room that was built last year. This picture was taken obviously when it was neat (which it's not at the moment!) You can see my tables set up in an L-shape. They are banquet tables from Staples which I got on sale. I have several Iris carts, or Iris-type carts which have six drawers. I also have several drawer chests that sit on the Iris carts and one under my TV. My grandfather built me a wooden table which the TV sits on; the chest fits under the table.
In this picture, you are facing the west wall and all my carts. On the left is a smaller metal shelf unit I got from the drugstore! I want more shelves for it so I can store more large sheets of paper. I can't afford the large, flat drawers that artists have so this is my solution. It works great unless the cats get in it and crumple the papers.
A closer view of the Iris carts. Can you see in the upper right all my decorative scissors? They are hanging from cup hooks which keeps them out of the way and in plain view. My biggest problem tends to be needing to have everything in sight, or I don't use it. That can lead to huge messes because I hate to put stuff away where I can't see it. Of course, when I have a ton of stuff out, it gets covered up in piles, and then I can't see the stuff anyways!
Wanna see in my drawers? It's messy! Well, not messy, more like organized chaos. Here's my eyelet, brad, metal embellishment drawer. I've got my small assortment of beads in Knott's jelly jars. I have Making Memories eyelets in their original round containers, which I HATE!! Those dumb things always seem to open upside-down and eyelets go everywhere! I also don't like the eyelets themselves, because they are difficult to set. So that's a warning: don't buy MM eyelets! I love their brads, though. So many of them match the Stampin' UP colors. I have those brads in small, plastic embellishment boxes by Cropper Hopper. I got them from Joann.com and they didn't look like the picture on the site. The picture showed them clear and mine are cloudy. I'm not happy but, heck, they were only $2.00. In the middle of the drawer you can see the baggies in a pile. I should hang them from my metal shelving on S-hooks. (Note to self: Put S-hooks on my shopping list.)
There's my lovely hand holding the eyelet baggies from American Science and Surplus. That site is worth visiting just for the item descriptions! The person who writes those has sort of a twisted sense of humor. I got microscope slides, metal stamps, transparencies, a roll of a sheet of cork, little glass bottles, small glass lenses, and I can't remember what else. They have all kinds of stuff, all surplus, of course.
I have loads more pictures to show how I "organize" but will have to wait for later this week! Eventually, I'll get all my stamp room organizing pics into their own album. :)