For me though there is a time and a place for this mess making and I don't know about you, but when I am finished with creating that day I need to clean up the mess and make my space tidy again so that when I walk into my studio the next time it is a blank slate so to speak.
I am not judging how anyone's studio looks or is kept as I haven't always been able to keep my work space so well organized. I have found though over the years that if I have to constantly dig for materials or realize when I do find what I am looking for that it has been used up or dried out I end up spending more time collecting or gathering than I do creating. My time in my studio is limited as I lead a very full busy life. I am sure most of you can relate to that. With this is mind I have more recently begun a campaign of staying organized in my studio.
My storage containers, cupboards and shelves don't look like they all match and my setup in my studio is not a magazine shoot worthy display, but what it is is functional. I like to see my supplies as this sparks my creativity. I like to use open shelving or plastic rolling drawer units. Open baskets that I can easily slide in and out work well for me too.
My studio space is always evolving just as my creations are. I change my set up and storage according to my current needs.