I love using the same resources over and over but changing things up to fit a different theme or occasion. For instance, I have a whole bunch of cream colored lace curtain panels that I made for my daughters wedding reception over 13 years ago. They are about 5 feet wide and ten feet long. I have used them more times than I can even count. I have used them for a little girls tea party to cover the tiny chairs with lace and ribbons, as royal drapes adorned with gold accents for a castle, as a canopy over a serving table, as draped skirting around a wedding cake table, and for many occasions with a romantic theme such as bridal showers or Valentine's Day with my rose floral garlands.
So where are those lace panels kept between uses?
They have their own tub labeled
These tubs are stored in my custom built (for me and my resources), oversized, three car garage and they represent probably half of my resources! I have another area of oversized boxes in the garage of my silk floral collections, my greenery, and for my larger and oddly shaped resources.
My serving pieces are stored on the high shelves of my walk in kitchen panty.
All of my tubs and boxes are labeled for easy and organized access.
Throughout the year as I come across things for Grandma Camp, the Back to School Party, or our Christmas Day Camp they have a place to be stored until I need them. I have a tub or tubs for all of the holidays. I have tubs labeled Luau, Fiesta, Royalty, Birthday, Kids Crafts, Table Linens, and I have a tub of all of my lighting options. One container that cracked my son up was my container labeled "containers"! Yes, I use that one too.
Before you are too impressed I must admit that they don't always look so organized. When my schedule gets full or my events overlap the garage shows it. As I mix and match my resources for different occasions things can get a bit strewn. BUT, the good news is they all have a home and a place to be once things slow down and allow for me to have a day in the garage with my very loved resources!