I have actually finished my reorganization of the kitchen/school storage areas. I will see how it works during the art heavy summer. The tall paper and Meet the Masters portfolios are to the left. Next is the assortment of papers stored in "In/Out" Boxes. His and Hers pencil sharpeners (thanks to my mom) and a scale. Next comes my solution for the art supplies and math manipulatives - small drawer units purchased at Dollar General for cheap. I like them because you can remove the whole drawer and set it on the table so wobble eyes, crayons, and feathers are easy to use and, hopefully, put away neatly. I captured two of the permanent drawers for school, too. I put all the flash cards, which are on book rings, in one of the drawers. I haven't put anything in the other. I like that empty drawer feeling. I don't think I have ever had an empty drawer before.
As school draws near I will put, ONLY, the books we are using on the counter top above or if I get really ambitious I will make room in the cookbook bookcase. I don't really use every one of the 150+ cookbooks and 100+ magazines stored there, but as soon as I give or throw something away I want it for something.