Please ignore the general mess - but this is as organized as I can get.
Etha, this is for you - Here's how I store my cardstock & papers:
Here's where my Stampin'Up! Designer Paper is organized by design. Then all other patterned paper is organized by color - all reds together, all yellows, all blues, etc.
This set of trays are 12x12 that I set horizontally. I use it for solid 8 1/2x11 cardstock.
It's worked so far. I do need to come up with better system for scraps - for now I just throw them into a drawer. I go to the drawer first before I take out a new sheet but I do have to dig. I have been trying to put back larger sheets back where I got them.
Here's a shot of my desk - it's right next to the closet - it looks messy, but that's clean people! :)It's definitely not perfect, just felt like sharing! If I had unlimited funds, I'd totally re-do EVERYTHING, a la Nichole Heady, but alas, it not to be....YET!!! :) :)