Now I use that concept with the workroom's sewing projects. Here is my shade-making mise en place- this is NOT just some random scattering of tools and supplies- it's all carefully arranged for maximum efficiency.
In the center are items that I'll need to be able to reach from both sides of the shade. Towards the back is a rack with ladder tape and lift cord. Behind it is a lint roller, and transparent rulers. There are straightedges everywhere, of every length.
On the shelves under the window are things I might need- extra ladder tapes, mesh cord shrouds, and lift cord in all the colors they make, all the various types of adhesive tapes, weight bar pocket tubing in two colors.
All the linings for the next batch of projects have been rough-cut and are off to the side, or hanging over the fabric rack, labelled.
With a workload of about three dozen shades to get through, here is my other table, with another mise en place: stacked with lumber that's been cut and ripped and notched to size; brass weight bars cut and marked; and all the Rollease clutches ready and waiting.
Time to start cooking up some shades!