I have been asked about storage for my hobbies. When we moved to Palm Desert, I got rid of all my old dollhouse/miniature supplies/ tools (Although I still have a HUGE 3 story Tudor dollhouse in the garage that is as big as a sofa...).
In my last house, I had a "Scrapbook ROOM" with all of my art/craft supplies, and a large desk/shelf/drawer area that filled a corner and two walls of the room for my scrapbooking. It doubled as a second guest room. In our current house, that all got condensed to our second guest room closet, where my supplies for scrapbooking and mosiacs still reside.
When I began beading, I knew I could get myself in trouble. A few beads are no big deal, but then you start buying more, and MORE, and...you get the idea.
The smaller beads go into these nifty plastic containers with dividers:
I organize my beads by color:
I found this handy dandy bead storage/travel bag on our April trip to Brevard, NC.
All four bead boxes fold up securely into a tote the size of a 9x12x6" bag.
No, this does NOT go to Italy with me!