Since I collect and use vintage fabrics in my collages, I bring quite a lot of my stash with me when we come to Kentucky for the summer. I transport it in large plastic bins, and that works fine to a point. But, after a few 'dives' into the bins everything looks like it has been stirred, and becomes a mess.
The solution - my husband made a cabinet for me to unpack those bins. Shelves wouldn't really work because my cats would be sleeping in the fabric, so I requested a cabinet. We had quite a few bi-fold doors stored in the car/barn that worked out quite well for the cabinet sides and front doors. This way the fabric can breathe.
I have my buttons and lace stored in the drawers of an antique dresser that belonged to my husband's paternal grandmother.
And, since this is the first room you see when you enter the cottage, it will be nice to be able to keep it a bit neater.