I am the proud owner of a Bernina Minimatic from the 1960’s. I inherited the machine from my grandmother and it has been a fantastic machine to learn on. It is very heavy (being made from metal instead of the plastic used these days) and so far despite my many mistakes I have not managed to break anything.
Due to the weight of the above machine it quickly became clear tidying it away at the end of every sewing session was a real pain. After a number of months I became convinced the arrangement of using my dining room table could be improved on. I managed to find a solid oak traveling table (the legs can be unscrewed) which has been an utter joy to use. It now sits in front of my bedroom window in much better light and I have not had to move my machine half as often! apart from when I need to go to class, and have to heave it down the stairs.
The rest of my sewing supplies (due to lack of dedicated sewing room) is stored in various locations. Here’s a quick tour.