Keeping workspace clean and organised is very important for your productivity, concentration and also your ability to find everything that is needed. You will not believe how much your efficiency increases once you organise your desk perfectly. All you need to do is just take some time off your busy schedule and clean your junked-up desk. Also, make it a point to throw away useless items and keep only what is required.
Organising your desk will be easy if you start from scratch. Take a blank desk and clear everything from the top. Clear the drawers and keep everything together somewhere else where you can take a look at later. Once the initial junk is out of the way, you can easily arrange your desk.
When the junk is out of your desk, take the time and effort to clean your desk. Dust and wipe your desktop with a clean, damp cloth. Make sure your desk looks like a brand new one when you are done with the cleaning.
Take a good look at the junk that you had kept aside earlier. Divide the junk into two piles. One is the required items and the other being the ones that are supposed to be thrown away. Get rid of any unwanted item which will make it easier for you to start organising your desk again.
Take a look around at your desk and look for items that are no longer current. This could mean outdated calendars or outdated newspapers or maybe some letters, etc. Take a good look at these things and make a separate pile of these items. Also, you need to look for papers that are useful and make another storage for them. Everything that you have on your desk should be ready to use or should be new.
Start with putting things back in the places where they are supposed to go. Remember where you have stored certain things so that you do not have to go through any struggle when you are looking for your stuff. Organise everything neatly and keep a track of things that are useful and those that are not.