Everyone has a silent war with it; I've heard it time and time again. Your kit is really the base for all that you do. Inside your kit you need every thing to be accessible and placed for optimum efficiency. The biggest issue that will arise is that every artist is different. What works for you may not work for someone else. You cannot actually copy a whole set up that another artist does which means you have to find your perfect balance. That takes time and, in my opinion, a never-ending re-organization of your kit.
I decided from day one that my kit would fit in a small case and if things were getting cramped then I couldn't buy anymore. It's hard not to get caught up in all the wonderful products out there. The good little voice in your head is saying "Do we really need that?" The trouble-maker is saying "Look at all those sparkles! I simply cannot live without all those sparkles!" So the case really keeps my trouble-maker in line.
Recently I've re-potted my colors once again which I must say ended up being a whole day affair in which my dining table was covered in a mess of paint and supper was eaten on our laps (oops!). I'm really happy with the outcome though. I found that my paints were all over the place and were getting on everything. I had paint that would dirty my mirror and sparkle bottles. Paint that would hook on my stencils and split cake bottoms. It was getting so frustrating because everything I touched dirtied my hands!
Thanks for reading the ramblings of a random face painter.
This is the never-ending cycle though. This is not the first time I've re-arranged my kit and it certainly won't be the last. As an artist you are constantly growing and changing and what you need changes with you.
I have learned to love the re-vamping of my kit and to accept that it comes with the title of face-painter.