Sometimes the things you really need, are not always where you expect to find them...
The trouble is that being so in the moment when working on cake, meant that I was constantly putting something down and was then unable to find it when it was next required. "Not a very efficient way to work", I hear you say, and you are totally right.
I am a chaotic worker - I cannot deny it. However, I genuinely believe this is just part of my creative temperament - because being a messy cow, doesn't sound half as good. ;o)
So, in an effort to bring a little order to my (self-imposed) chaos - I got caddies - and I love them. Perfect for brushes, tools, dusts, edible pens - you name it, I have a caddy for it. I have them at all my classes, so students can access their tools easily and many of them have joined me in my caddy obsession. It such a small thing but makes a massive change to your workspace.
Again, there are loads of options out there depending on your requirements - but if you are trying to get organised, I can highly recommend these! Easy to grab at when you need something, portable and inexpensive. What more could you ask for?
What to search for: Beauty caddy, Craft storage, cosmetic organiser