A couple of you have mentioned getting rid of the dresser and getting something else but I can't. It's basically a really big family heirloom and it's not mine to get rid of.
I started looking at jf and hl for scrapbook storage and found a few things that will help. I found some stackable bins and envelopes for papers and card stock so they can go neatly in a drawer.
I think I have an idea of how I want to work it now. Thanks to all of your great ideas! I've just got to order the storage items and wait for all of my stuff to come in. Thanks so much for the innovative tips. Feel free to keep them coming because lord only knows if my plan will work out.