Time to get back to work on Royal Holiday this week. Because I change projects regularly, I've become fairly organized at how I keep projects when they are not in use, so that it's no effort to swap projects. I started using this nifty little stacking boxes that I got at Walmart - they're inexpensive, and large enough to hold fabric, floss, and other specialty items needed for an average piece. They're not quite large enough to hold the patterns, so I have one larger master "pattern" box where I keep all the in-progress patterns (here, with working copies).
I've switched over to carding up all the floss individually for each project, and keeping it in a small floss box. I got these small half-size ones that are perfect for one project and they fit in the storage box nicely. You can see some of the goodies in there as well - beads, metallic threads, and there is extra floss underneath. I used to just card & box up the floss for projects that had a lot of very similar colors to keep them straight, but decided I liked doing that better overall, so I've been switching all the projects over.
It's a fairly cheap way to keep projects organized, and once a project is done, I can empty it out and use the box for the next project.
The great thing is that when I'm switching over projects, I just have to box up the last one, change out the pattern, and get the next box - everything is there!