Keep the things you use most out on your desktop, but neatly organized. This accessory set includes a pencil holder, tape dispenser, and stapler in a sleek modern design. And if white isn't your color, the desk set comes in 13 other eye-popping, day-brightening colors. Available at Poppin; $42.
Desk Drawer Organizer
Skip a bird's nest of knotted cables and keep cords untangled using this desktop cord manager. Five soft, rubber grips create four slots to tame unruly cables and provide you with easy access to all your digital connections. Available at Quirky; $9.99.
Letters & Keys
Organizing letters in the silhouette of an elephant is much more fun—and practical—than losing them on a messy desk. Mount it on the wall, and it can also hold your keys on its curled trunk. An elephant never forgets, so you should never lose track of the important stuff again. Available at Kikkerland; $25.00.
Even though things are mostly digital now, you'll still need a shredder to dispose of all your confidential documents. Unlike most of the older, bulkier models, this compact shredder is small enough to function as a desktop item. Simply wind the crank, and your paper shreds quietly. Available at MoMA Store; $12.00.
Most do their best work in a clean, clutter-free environment. Keep trash at bay with these clever, eco-friendly trash cans. Not only can you get rid of waste throughout the day, but these double duty cans are designed to use plastic grocery store bags as the liners—and keep spares neatly stored. Available at Uncommon Goods; $19.00.
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