Chiiiiing at Interglactic! Galactic! Glactic! used to have the same thread organizing system as I do: a basket full of toppled-over spools, many of which are buried and obscured at the bottom of the heap. And then she came up with this simple spool holder that requires only 4 ingredients: a wooden chopping block, dowels, strong glue, and spray paint. Now she can actually see what colors of thread she has. Nice!
How-To: Thread Spool Holder