Today I'm doing a lot of brainstorming and wandering around stores taking pictures of containers. This is because (since the military sent the hubby on a year+ long "vacation) my son and I are staying with my parents, and my mom was nice enough to let me turn her formal dining room into my craft room. The thing is, the furniture is heirloom, so A) It needs to stay protected and B) It is not going anywhere!
I've been trying to work with it-basically using a tablecloth to protect the table is as far as I've gotten there- but stuff is starting to take over and my mom keeps hinting about all the storage stuff at Michael's. What I wouldn't give for an IKEA right now!
Anything that hangs on the walls is out. Anything permanent is out. Replacing any furniture is out. In addition, I have to rent a trailer to get all our stuff home, so easy of moving (and lightweight) is a high priority.
Let me show you what I'm working with so far:
I do not live near an IKEA where I'm confident I could whip this out in an afternoon. I also don't live near a Joann's, Archiver's, Hobby Lobby, or Container Store. I have Wal-Mart, a small Target, a small Michael's, and a TJ Maxx.
Suggestions welcome! All I've got in my head is the Recollection storage at Michael's or the junky plastic 3-drawer stuff at Wal-Mart, with a plastic card table or two.