I’ve been reading other people’s tips for sewing rooms and thought I would add my two bobs worth :)
I have been known to use a needle so long that it has snapped and the point has ended up in my cheek (facial!), so these days I am much more conservative and dispose of them after the recommended 8 hours of usage. To keep track of this, I use a small post-it note to tell me the type of needle, the size and how long it has been used for. I stick it on top of my sewing machine before I put the cover on.
Pins are the bane of my sewing. I have two pin cushions and a magnetic wrist pin collector and still they end up on the floor, or on my chair, or under the machine, or…or… grrr! This folded fridge magnet works a treat. We all want more advertising on our fridges, right? Noooooo! What to do with those pesky things? This is a big calendar magnet, folded in half and put on my machine keeps all my pins handy and still, (only works if your machine is metal obviously!)