I dont have alot of extra room, so after years of trying all kinds of setups, I finally splurged and bought a counter height work area. I have the same shelf unit on the other side. I am able to store all my scrappy stuff there, mostly in bins. My patterned paper, cricut carts, alpha, etc. are on the other side. I've had it setup like this for about 6 months now, and it's working great. I love having everything at my fingertips.