torn scraps of paper, or even an outdated picture.
3. Clean the top of your desk.
4. Put frequently used items in easy-to-reach areas. This may include a helf or a drawer. Your items should have specific places so you always know where they are. The inside of your shelves and/or drawers should be organized, too. As an example, you could divide your drawers into several sections, one for your pens/pencils/rubbers/scissors/highlighters, another for your sharpener/staplers/paper clips, another for your books, another for little toiletries such as tissues, lotion, bandaids, etc. so you don't have to keep getting up to get frequently used items.
5.Store items that are not used frequently in less accessible areas. Items that are not used frequently do not need to be in an easy to reach area. By putting them elsewhere, you make room for those things that you do use often.
6. Place loose papers in a desk box.