My desk space was a hot mess. So I made stacks of similar item then put them back where they belonged. Then I realized my stash of bling and buttons was all over the place. Repurposed Cropper Hopper photo holders to hold my mini blings into categories, clear and white pearl, colored gems, colored pearls and large sheets are behind those. Sorted larger buttons by tone into jars and put tiny buttons in small jewelry bags. Now it's all stored in one beautiful decorated box with hinge lid and looks pretty on my shelf.
It would be awesome if my dream room had the sturdy shelves to hold the weight, but could pull out for easy access.