that is a great idea to go to the thrift stores! I guess what I would say to think mobile. the rolling totes are great. I like those wardrobes you can buy, you can stash alot of material in there. Of course I prefer the antique ones. My sewing room is full of built in cabinets and counters from the previous owner who was a quilter. I would love to take the cabinets down and rearrange the room to my satisfaction, but dh would stoke out, still trying to get organized in there. When you built it yourself, you can really enjoy the process! What a wonderful new year project!