I changed the way I store my embellies after reading a book by stacy julian which the title now eludes me. I sorted them all by color and now when I am working on a project and I can grab the color drawer and find things I had forgotten or might not have thought to use otherwise.
This cabinet (above) my grandpa made and it holds my extra adhesive, embossing powders, chalks, ribbon and rubons, sizzix, and cuttlebug dies, and paints. I love having it in my space.
My pens pencils and tools are stored in the white drawers on my desk, and my alphas both stamps, chipboard, and brads are sorted by letter.