Use a spice rack for all miscellaneous desk items.
making Ikea Billy shelves look built in - master bedroom remodel
Clever and smart storage — Chevron Book Sling! $30
painted tin cans for storage...crafty!
take doors off closet, paint, create shelves, install counter for desk area (look at Menards or Lowe's or Fleet Farm for 'odd sized counters' for sale), maybe mirror part of the back wall for 'light purposes, install outlets for plug-in stuff, slide plastic 3 or 4 drawer bins under counter for storage of office/scrapbook/craft stuff...voila!
cut pvc pipes used as shoe storage I'm currently building one that will line the back walls of my closet to be used for shoes, bags, hats, & scarves.
Good use of space...