I used assorted sizes of zip lock style bags, & inexpensive plastic containers to organize. The dollar store often has plastic baskets & shoe boxes that you can see through to help organize. You do need some shelves to put them on, or closet area. Ikea also has inexpensive organizational items, cd racks, dvd racks, books shelves for reasonable prices. If you don't have one near you, you can find them online. Garage sales & thrift stores can be a good place to find shelves & solutions.
I put craft projects in a large ziplock bag with all materials, clip it to a plastic skirt hanger from the store, & hang them in a closet ready to finish. I also did this with toys with small parts, books with cd's, etc. Blocks, hot wheels, power rangers, etc. went into plastic tubs w/lids. My boys had room under their bed to slide small plastic tubs. I saved the containers from wipes for crayons, or small items, cool whip tubs, etc.
at 7:15 PM on Aug. 25, 2009