I've decided to take a different approach to how I organize my collection...I currently have all my parts separated into Sterlite plastic bins. I have probably 30-40 of the shoebox sized ones for smallish parts, another 20-30 of the medium sized bins more for various bricks and plates, and about 10 giant 60 gallon bins - a couple for miscellaneous giant parts (trains parts, airplane parts, pirate ship parts...etc), one for minifigs which are bagged and sorted, and another for baseplates.
Needless to say, I have a hard time finding anything. Bins stacked on other bins make trying to find what you want sooooo tedious.
So, part one of my re-organization involves putting most of the "small" parts into Akro parts organizers. I ordered 4 of these from Amazon as a start. http://www.amazon.com/10744-44-Drawer-Hardware-Craft-Cabinet/dp/B00019JP8S/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_5
Do other AFOL's store their parts this way? If yes, do you like this form of organization? I'm afraid I'm getting into something way too detailed and time-consuming than I was looking for. Then again, perhaps I just need to put in the time to get properly organized, and it will make building so much more enjoyable in the future.
Oh, and one last thought. I know I won't get all (or even most) of my parts into these organizers. The next step in my plan is to build shelving for the remaining Sterlite bins I end up using, so getting the one at the bottom won't be such a big inconvenience.