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Keep Your Desk Organized With These 5 Essentials

Achieve order in a snap

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

Choosing to work from home has its own fair share of ups and downs. Some of the advantages include: the freedom to manage your time and work according to what works for you. The cons? Aside from the lure of your bed, many of us have the habit of dumping items on the desk—snacks, pens, papers, chargers, the list simply goes on.

But we know that deep inside, you understand that you'd have to deal with all the mess soon. After all, how can you concentrate if ants are crawling everywhere? Do not fret, dear friend. Head to the nearest bookstore and check out these essentials that can save your day:

If you keep copies of contracts, receipts, school records, and more, you can keep them in one binder so you can easily find what you need. Don't forget to add a label on the spine of the binder so you can easily pull it out when needed.

Snopake Ring Binder 15719, P699, National Book Store

This three-tier tray can help you in different ways! Aside from keeping papers in place, you can also segregate the items that you need to work on. Put the urgent ones on top so that you can deal with it first and the rest on the remaining tiers.

File Tray 3-Tier Knock Down Pack, price available upon request, Office 1 Superstore 

Always missing a pen and other small must-haves? This all-in-one must-have is just the right piece for you! Place it one corner of your desk and never worry if you returned your supplies in the right place.

O LIFE Desk Organizer S-897-01, P119, Office 1 Superstore

Got tons of calling cards that you need to organize? This item is your best friend.

Oyster Wallet Card Holder, P319, Office 1 Superstore

Stressed and in need of a boost? Simply look at this cute and charming tape dispenser, and hopefully, you'll be ready to focus and work again.

Scotch® Magic™ Tape Dispenser Kitty, P319, National Book Store

All product photos are courtesy of National Book Store and Office 1 Superstore.

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