12 Cool, Simple Ways to Power Up Your Desk


Most desks are a sad wasteland of paper piles, random paper clips, and errant plastic bottles half-filled with water. But considering how much time you spend at the office, you might as well have some fun with your space. Not only does a clean desk convey authority and make it easier to get your daily tasks done, it also improves your quality of life.

So we set out to find easy tricks to brighten up your work space, like a lucite tray or leather magazine rack to file away documents, or a sleek cup for your pens and scissors. Click ahead to see all of these tricks, plus more ways to power up your desk —  because no one looks professional rifling through messy stacks of paper.