i just started organizing my craft/mostly sewing room. i have been using the cardboard bolts that the fabric stores use for anything 2m or more (ask the fabric stores for them, they usually through them out when they are empty) and then i have those ivar shelves from ikea and they hold the bolts perfectly! i can stack 8-12 bolts per shelf depending on how thick the fabric is. i can see everything i have and it's fairly neat and off the floor. i use both the 115 cm (45'')and the 150 cm (60") bolts. if i have under a meter then i use lighter pieces of cardboard, like off of a box top and cut it more to size.
i use the edge of the shelves to hold rulers and french curves and some of my smaller cutting mats. i have pegboard up (sort of, it's not screwed into the wall i just used some 1x2's that i had around and made sure the base was behind my sewing table to hold it up. on the pegboard i use the spools that lace and bias tape and ribbon comes on (again ask your local fabric store) for mine as well as zippers and scissors.
under my sten shelfs i have been using small round laundry hampers that i got from a dollar store for yarn and needles.
i have drawers to hold my paints and pigments.
i'm not done yet but i found that by storing everything in totes and boxes i tend to think i don't have something and i would buy more! i also started recording how much is on a particular spool when i bought it and how much it cost. for elastic that's handy and i figure i can always be one of those old ladies that can look back and remember the good old days when i was able to buy lace at 3m/.99!
i can't tell you how surprised i was when i started organizing! i felt very rich (at least crafty rich). now i just need to stop buying crafty things and start making things to sell and then i will be money rich! hahaha! (laughed like the count)
it feels good once it's done! or it will.