In Sweden, I had my workroom in the basement where I didn't have to put everything away after I was finished for the day. I kept all my materials in old cutlery boxes and plastic containers, and I had my mitre box and all tools at hand. I don't have a hobby room here so my writing desk is also my work bench. To manage it, I have a shelf with Really Useful Boxes (honestly, it's the brand name).But as every miniaturist knows, your materials tend to grow out of proportion. My shelf is not as neat anymore.