Everyone needs a file system. Files that need to be used frequently can live on your desk in something like this. I like that it's flat rather than graduated and has side enclosures. Keep those papers safely tucked in one spot!
With so many new gadgets these days, wires can make your home office desk look cluttered. To keep them at bay, attach binder clips to the edge of your desk, and place the cords through the clips. This will also make it easy to plug in your electronics.
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