When I think of creating storage space I dream of beautiful wooden cabinets and ornate armoires bursting with perfectly arranged and inspiring objects. The reality is a homeschooling family (especially with a mad crafter as principal!) will accumulate a lot of stuff and need solutions whatever the family budget may be, which in our case does not allow for armoires!
My solution to our craft tool and paper build up in our dining room/kitchen, where all the schooling action happens, was more plastic drawers. While not as aesthetically pleasing as wood, the price difference is massive.
The advantage of plastic is having deep, clear drawers, it's accessible to little ones and you won't be upset at it being banged around a bit. This unit is also on wheels, so simple to move.
I printed out some paper labels to keep track of items in drawers, though little ones who can't read will quickly memorise which drawer holds their precious colouring pencils!
I just finished reading The Rhythmn of Family which is Amanda Soule's latest book and found the wheat, honey and oat bread recipe to be really delicious. The book was interesting as Amanda and her husband have an interesting outlook on life, but I think I gain a lot more inspiration from literature that is God centred rather than nature centred, after all God made nature and I worship Him but not nature itself. Just my opinion, and if you need some motivation within your home life and with your children Amanda's books do help to remind you to get outdoors and appreciate your surroundings as well as live more naturally which is a good thing.
Happy day to you, God bless you all :)