I do use the space under my bed to hold more bins and my suit case! I'm not kidding, every space here is used in some shape or form.
I have only one sewing machine currently but when I had 2, the 2nd machine was on the other side. I used it mainly for embroidery. When it wasn't in use, it would go into a designated spot in my closet. I use the desk to cut fabric, paint, plan things, and assemble things. It's a pretty decent length. I also have it marked where 1 yard is for measurement purposes. It's a really nice sturdy desk and the storage those cabinets has is AMAZING.
The bottom drawer holds all my short and unstyled wigs, pony tail clip ons, wefts, etc. It's great for keeping things in a specific spot and not hanging somewhere. It's not that great organization wise since I have to dig to find the wig I need, but it's better than keeping them in bags like I used to! I also keep my plastic bags in there because everyone has bags inside bags SOMEWHERE in their house. Mine are here.
The top shelf is my general stuff. I have my jewelry box that has mostly Lolita fashion accessories. I keep my 3DS there, paycheck stubs, pictures of my dogs that have passed, apparently a screw driver, and medicine. It's always good to have a place for your general needs. If I put cosplay stuff in every spot, it would be chaotic and I would lose my sanity.
The bottom shelf has those two bins. One holds all of my paint and the other holds crafting supplies, my horns, and probably a few other things. As a cosplayer, you gather up so much paint that it's hard to keep in one spot so I saw this bins for sale and figured it would do the right job. It's starting to over fill so I have to figure out some alternatives but for now, it works great.
And I keep all my air fresheners on this shelf because cosplay rooms can get smelly because of all the paint, heating, etc. It's your best friend. Underneath the entire thing is where I store my craft foam also. It's a great spot, away from the dogs, and it uses up that space perfectly! Remember, the goal here is to use up ALL your space!
The middle shelf holds my box of notions, my pen jar, clothes my brother wants me to repair, and my game systems. I need to reorganize that whole shelf and figure out a better method of storing my notions, but it works for now.
The bottom shelf holds my thread cases and more notion cases on top of my jewelry container. It's easy to access when I'm sitting and don't have to get up to get a new bobbin like I used to. Tiny compartment containers are your best friend so PLEASE invest into them!
Beneath it all is WIP projects, my trash can, and my new T shirt form for my artist tables. It's a good place to keep something out of the way but if I don't clean it often, it gets really ugly looking and I start losing my stuff.
You cant really see it, but next to my desk is a filing cabinet. It holds my desktop and has a few mailing envelops beside it, but the first drawer is where I keep my older game systems, controllers, and chords. The bottom drawer has all my BJD clothing.
I like how this space turned out and like being in this corner when I'm not working on cosplays. That and I have a computer addiction. :^)
As you can see, there are only 4 bins here (each labeled). I cant fit anymore in there so when my fabric bins get too full (like one is right now) I have to go through and throw away or donate to make more room. I also have my artist alley bin in there too.
I keep all my current run cosplays in here and whatever I do retire get piled up, put in a hanger bag, and placed in storage. I am one of those people who don't get rid of their cosplays because I am so attached to them. My storage unit outside also has more bins dedicated to old shoes, props, and my figure boxes. I also keep most of my power tools in there when I'm not making armor. My mom bought this shed 2 years ago and it's pretty much been consumed by my cosplays. Sorry mom lol.
I also use the shelf space on top with more cabinets. Here I keep all my binders, old drawings, notes, etc here for easy access and organization. On top of that is where I keep my fashion hats and my feather collar from Kageyama. I have to use a step stool to get to them haha.
I want to reorganize this whole shelf but it's kinda hard since I have no idea where else to keep my armor.....I'll figure it out some day!
I use the space behind my door too. I keep my large scaled cutting board there and also my mirror. I use the corner and the mirror to do checks on cosplays as I'm working on them to make sure it looks alright on me. Having a little mirror has helped me so much you have no idea. And not having it mounted on a wall allows me to take it to another room if needed.
And that's it!
I hope some of my storage uses are helpful to you or give you some idea on how to tackle your own storage problem. I'm a little lucky because I have that shed, but it still gets hard sometimes! And now that I'm getting into armor making, it's going going to get harder and harder.
Thanks for reading, if you have room tours yourself I'd love to see them!