I found this blog fascinating, as I cannot imagine EVER having that many beads that I would have to store. My crafting/beading space is cluttered chaos, to say the least. I have some things organized in all of the mess, to where I can immediately go and put my hands on something within minutes, so I guess I'm not doing too bad, LOL.
I also use those 3 tiered organizer boxes from Wal-Mart. They are clear so I can easily see what is inside, and is within quick reach. I store all of my paints in one of those 3-drawer rolling boxes, as well as my sewing patterns, trims, and ribbons. As long as I can get an idea of where the item I need is, I can find it almost instantly.
I wish I had enough beads to warrant a storage need like the picture in above link. One of my friends gave me for Christmas last year a fishing tackle box, with a large, open compartment on the top that I use for storing my pliers, tools, tape, wire, etc. The front drops down to reveal four tiers of plastic boxes with separator inserts to store small stuff. I found that my findings stash was getting much larger than my bead stash, so three of those four drawers are now full of findings. I went to a wholesale outlet in my small town where I found a "womans" tackle box. It is very much like the one described above, but comes in a black trimmed with pink nylon carry case with a shoulder strap, and has more and larger compartment spaces. I find that both of these boxes are very portable, and lightweight, and I love the fact that I can carry my tools and supplies with me to the shows, and make on demand from the supplies that are chosen by the customer. It works for me, and I hope you can use this as well!