Several of you mentioned that craft supply storage was a big struggle. I think you somehow knew that was currently the messiest room in the house.
In our home, we have one room that serves as the office, guest room, craft room, and our daughter's bedroom. We're very multi-purpose.
Because I work from home, there is a tendency for things to get piled in here.
Real life, I'm tellin' you.
So here is my approach:
1. Start with two garbage bags (this is how I start cleaning any room). One is for garbage, and one is for donation to Goodwill
2. Start picking up. Put garbage in the garbage bag, put things that don't belong in that room away where they do go, and out things you've been meaning to get rid of in the donation bag
3. Once the floor is clean, I start going through the plastic bins I keep all my supplies in. If I don't use it anymore, get rid of it. If it was part of a project that I've finished, get rid of it. I only keep very general craft items on hand (glue gun sticks, water colors, hole punches) because I tend to go out and get the specific things I need for a project anyways. I try really hard to only buy what I'll need for the one project, and always use coupons!
4. Label! And you're done!
You can do it, I know you can!
What other ares in your home are problem areas?