Desk Drawer (small): things I use fairly often, but not constantly.
-Non Mechanical Pencils
-Singe Hole Punch
-Different Sized Lead
-Tape (Double Sided and Normal)
-Hole Reinforcers (for when my loose leaf isn't already reinforced, I'm obsessive about these things.)
-Back Up Batteries (for graphing calculator)
-Compass (for drawing circles, or geometry based math classes. I used this more for drawing polka dots then anything, frankly.)
-Paper Clips (different sizes)
-Binder Rings (1 and 2 inch, used to keep index cards together)
-Stationery (in the box)
-Sticky Notes (I'm beyond addicted to these things, this many is not necessary.)
The Pencil Cup: Writing utensils I use always, others not used as often, such as markers and colored pencils, are in a larger drawer below.
-Sharpies (Different thicknesses: ultra fine, normal, bold, metallic)
-Pens (Black and Colored)
-I also keep a stapler and 3 hole punch on my desk. I use them too often to not keep them there!
-In a larger drawer below, I keep coloring supplies (markers, colored pencils etc.), different papers, other stationery, backups of my favorite pencils and pens, extra notebooks, binders, and folders.
-If you have an older desk like I do, then you have a spot for a keyboard! That's where I keep loose leaf and printer paper. I also keep a pad of post it notes.
-Leave the top as minimalistic as possible!
-Maximize vertical storage.
How of you keep your desk? Let us know!