One of the best things I've done this year was to take my art supplies out of their original packaging and putting them in clear sight. In clear containers. I love see-through containers because they take up less visual space and feel less "heavy" in a room.
I am a firm believer in storing things the way you use them. Organizing them in a practical way that allows you easy access to your supplies trumps making them look neat and tidy but totally inaccessible. So get your art supplies out of packaging!
I recently bought these Sparco Storage Organizers from Amazon for my pens and markers. They are 6x6x6 and can be used facing up or on its side. The adjustable divider can be removed too. I bought them when they were on sale at US$5.99 which was an awesome deal since they are now double the price.
My fave are these acrylic Muji drawers. I pull the drawers out when I'm using them and it's easy to put my supplies back [in rainbow-colour order of course...:)]. I store my ink pads, crayons, watercoloursand other colorants in these drawers. Here I have my Faber Castell gelatos.
They are also great for my Twinkling H20s. :)
My MT washi tapes sit in another type of acrylic drawers from Muji. I can fit about about 10 regular size tape rolls in each drawer. I love that I can just pull out each drawer and see all the designs at once.
I also use the 2-drawer Sparco Storage Organizer for supplies that don't fit into my Muji drawers. Like my Ranger Stickles. It's a little more messy and requires a little rummaging but at least they are all located in one place.
My buttons are stored in these stackable containers. They come in a pack of 4. I bought them from Freedom kitchenware section when I was in Australia. In Singapore, you can get them at Howards Storage World but it's twice the price.
My brads, eyelets and photo turns are kept in these small round containers that all fit in a clear acrylic case. They are organized by colours. I got them from my local art supply store Art Friend.
All my paper and fabric blooms are stored in clear tiered containers I got from True Value in the Philippines.
There you have it. How I store some of my art supplies right now. Do you have a thing for clear storage like me? *winks*