Creating cubbies for your junk means everything will look tidy even when items wind up out of place. Choose matching bins from an office supply store, or puzzle together bottoms of cereal or pasta boxes to DIY a customized system.
LOVE THIS Desk Organization Command Center -- Post-It note holder made with a thick elastic: "wrap it around the Post-It note pad until it is snug but not too tight." Pop up Post-It notes recommended. Love the little metal tin.