Nice ideas Christy. I have a oranizing box. I call it my lifesaver.
My recipe box is full of index cards.
Each tub has a number on it (the sides and top) 1-85
Each index card has a matching number the color of the tub that matches it.
On each index card is what is in that tub. Everything from outdoor small extension cords to my tree decorations. I even put on them the little things that are in the tub like twist ties. When I get started I pull out my index cards and start thumbing thru them to see what i need and where i will find it.
I have done this for four years now and it works. '06 I didn't put anything away and boy was it hard to find anything this past year. It is all being put away like I like it this year.