2. Think outside the box
There’s nothing wrong with buying stacks of plastic containers from the store to stay organized — but don’t forget about items you might already have around the house. Some clever About.com readers offered suggestions like using a bookshelf to organize fabric, a spice rack to organize tiny things like pins and needles, or flower pots to hold supplies like scissors and seam rippers. HGTV also has lots of these — unused pizza boxes for storing quilt blocks, egg cartons for thread, and even a pants hanger for holding up your pattern book so you can see it! Not only will this find new uses for old stuff sitting around the house, but it’ll add something unique to your workspace!