don't let this photo fool you-- my desk is currently cluttered with insurance claims and notes that i can no longer decipher topped off with dried up coffee splotches. i'm working my way to the bottom of the heap in search of a clutter-free workspace, though i could still use some organizing as the credenza (just out of frame) is starting to pile up as well. which brings me to my point-- get yourself a scanner. saving important documents to your desktop (tax time!) keeps them out of sight and out of mind. just be sure to back up your stuff on an external drive before you shred them. done and done!
besides scanning your life away, this lifta desk organizer is such a simple way to free up valuable desk space. if you have a handyman in the family this would be pretty simple to make, no? i use the word simple very loosely.
ps: a new office for ed.