My favorite tip would be to stay as organized as possible. I'm fortunate enough to have a spare room that I now call my scrapping room. I have several Iris carts that hold my supplies and everything has a place. Even when I call my dining room my scrapping room, I make sure my tools are organized. It makes good use of my time and eliminates looking for that misplaced marker or paper. Organizing my supplies is almost as fun as buying and using them!