Tip #3 From TheGoodLifeOnCampus:
"Don’t underestimate desk supplies! It’s easy to just toss things on your desk when you’re not using them, but if you’ve got a holder or a tray for specific things, you are more likely to put them back in their spots, because it’s right there. To ignore your holder-thing would be like throwing garbage on the floor next to a garbage can.
Throw out papers you don’t need. I hold onto everything, which is a problem because I don’t know where to put all my papers. Even if the class is over I feel like I may need that information one day. I probably won’t ever be able to find it when I need it, so write it up on the computer, and throw out the paper. There’s no need for the mess when it is easily dealt with.”