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For major bead storage, I use the clear plastic 'shoe' size boxes. They stack nicely and you can see what is in them from all sides and the bottom! I have them stacked no more than three (3) high on shelves in my office closet. Those beads can get HEA-VEE!
For project storage, I like to use the 'lunch' type containers from Ziploc or Glad. They have compartments (1 large, 2 smaller) and nice, tight lids. They stack very well and are clear so you can see what is in them without having to move anything (until you have to unstack them to retrieve a project). Just remember to put the part of the project that you can see well what the project is - to the front-facing side!