One thing that I’ve learned over time is that a clean desk is very important! During college, I would always try to keep a clean desk, but of course it never stayed that way. Somehow I ended up with about 4 pairs of shoes under the desk, with piles of books, loose papers, and multiple sweaters thrown on top of my desk. Now that I finally have a desk in my room, I’ve been making sure that it stays cleaned up.
I’ve decided to only have a few pens at my desk so it doesn’t look too mix-matched. Post-its have become my best friend (again!), and cute little not pads too. I like that everything on my desk has a clear place and I can find everything easily. My planner is where I can easily check something and my to-do list is right where I can cross things off of it.
Confession: I have a bin in my bookshelf full of stationary and little note pads!