Desks get messy fast. It often seems within a couple of days after cleaning, they're topped off with random pieces of paper, pens and other junk. Home and technology blog Unplggd suggests using the breadbox test to keep your desk clean.Photo by: Davidd.
The basic premise is that you hide away anything smaller than a breadbox. If it's smaller than a breadbox, it belongs in a drawer or canister somewhere. You're essentially removing all the small pieces of clutter that consistently take over your desk. If you do this every night, you'll consistently maintain a clean workplace.