Here’s an interesting idea from Unplggd on how to cut back on desktop clutter: the Breadbox Test.
Basically, you commit yourself to hiding away everything smaller than the proverbial breadbox. Things like pencils and paper clips get tucked into a drawer, while larger items like your drawing tablet, reference books or a potted plant stay seated comfortably in plain sight on your desk top and shelves.
Then again, my own desk is filled with small items I don’t actually want to put away (until I go to clean it, at which point I curse their tiny, dust-covered existence). I would never remember to take my vitamins, for instance, if they weren’t right there in front of me. Similarly, I like to see how my little mailbox man perches on my monitor, and I like the photobooth shots of me and my husband there, too. And cluttered drawers and boxes can be every bit as frustrating as a cluttered desk! Out of sight, out of mind, in my workspace.
How do you deal with desk clutter?