A desk is a place to get work done, not just to store your “stuff”. Raise your computer monitor off the desk with a shelf or monitor riser to give added room. Only store the necessary items on your desk: stapler, pens, tape, in/out box, phone and the like. Files, books, magazines and reference materials should be filed in drawers or proper shelving. Knicknacks should be kept to a bare minimum, remember you are there to work. Take the time to tame electrical cords so that you have a clean workspace near your feet and desktop. Extra office supplies should not take up space on your desk– find a drawer or cabinet to contain them. For extra storage and space consider wall shelves.