Organizing is an ongoing project for me. I finally bought some acid free plastic boxes to use for specific projects. All the fabric, tools (specialty rulers)and pattern needed for a quilt are stored in that box (which is labeled) that way I don't use the fabric for a different project and when I decide to work on a certain project I don't have to search for what I need.
Thank you Ikea and this forum for all the shelves, storage containers and ideas! I've found the best thing I can do is leave the door open, and eventually it bugs me enough that I HAVE to go in and clean up. That, or invite someone for a visit. We had my sister & brother in law from Australia over Christmas (which was wonderful!) but it forced me to clean up my quilt room (AND forced us to get the bathroom remodel done, and a number of projects, too!). I usually put on a movie and work while listening/watching it. If I wake up early (sometimes its 2 or 3 a.m.) then I head in there -- its a great project for early, early morning, as its something I can do without making noise.