i’m a teenager , and i have a really messy desk. it’s suppose to be for school but instead it is full of junk and nick nacks. How can i organize my desk. I want to use it for school .. it is a nice office desk with 2 drawers one small one and one really deep one. and on the side there are 2 shelfts and at the top there is a shelf too. there is this slide out drawer for a key pad but i dont put a computer there so it’s filled with junk and papers. How can i organize my desk? and kind of bins, tins etc that i should get please help!!
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Answer by elaine_classen
The deep drawer in a desk is usually meant for filing papers. Get some hanging file folders at the office supply place, with the tabs for labels. Sort and file your papers. Since you are using this for school, be sure to have a file folder for each class, and be sure you keep your corrected assignments filed. That way, when you need to study for finals, you can just review, and make sure you study up on anything you missed on the tests.
You can use baskets, made of any material that you like the looks of, such as plastic, wicker, metal, etc. and in any colors that you like. I have covered boxes on my open shelves, and I do not stack things if I don’t have to. I use the foil lined cans tht nuts come in for pencils and pens. Sometimes I paint the outsides in coordinating colors. And I cut the bottoms out and hot glue several cans together to make long tubes for large papers that I don’t want folded.
The biggest thing is to keep a waste paper basker within reach, and discard things you no longer need.
I also keep several notebooks, one for family and friends’ email and phone numbers, one for to do lists, one for computer website urls and my passwords. I have a general notebook that I use through the day, that I write every thing in. Then whenever I get time, I transcribe this data into the proper notebook. In this way, I write my school notes twice, which helps a lot in remembering, and I have like information in seperate books, so I do not have to search through all my scribbling to find one tiny note. It’s in one book, transcribed and neat.