I just ran across this wire storage tip from Kelsi's Closet - http://design.kcjewelbox.com/2010/01/12/tool-time-tuesday--store-your-metal.aspx#AddComment . I don't want to steal her photo, so click that link for a look.
I already use gallon-size ziplock bags and put them in order by size. But... they are on the floor, so I do a bit of stretching each time I get one. Then I end up with 3 bags (16, 18 and 20 gauge) on the table because I'm going to use them again right away, aren't I?
I like her cart with the drawer for the spools. A tabletop file holder like this one at Office Depot would be handy too. I could keep the spools where they already are... in a box on the floor. Maybe it will find a table.
I'm working on rearranging the work spaces and clearing out unused beads... still. That's a work in progress, but I really need to move some tables around.