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10 Desk Accessories to Organize Your School Year

By Serena Solomon | August 29, 2016 4:26pm

NEW YORK CITY — There's nothing like new desk accessories to make you feel organized ahead of the new school year. 

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From Post-Its to planners, here are 10 desk accessories to start you off on the right foot.


Ghost Sticky Notes from MochiThings 
Price: $7.96

These transparent sticky notes will add another dimension to your organization. Not only are the notes shaped in a sweet little ghost, you can highlight sections of a paper or book without marking the actual pages. It’s great for returning library books unscathed. 


Notepaper Roller from Uncommon Goods
Price: $28

There's nothing like the feeling of crossing something off your to-do list. This roller lets you do it in style. Use it for note taking, to-do lists, grocery lists or whatever your needs are. 



Recycled Paper Word Card from Muji
Price: $0.99 

Muji, a Japanese retailer, is a great destination for the useful desk accessories and stationary that Japan has a reputation for doing well. This word card is a simple way to keep everything you need memorized — vocabulary, historical dates, etc. — in one place. 



Kokuyo Staple-Free Stapler from Office Depot
Price: $12

Reduce your need for a draw full of scattered and sharp staples. The staple-free stapler from Kokuyo can secure up to seven sheets of paper without punching holes or enlisting folds or clips.  


Build Your Own Life Planner from Erin Condren
Price: around $60

Erin Condren allows you to personalize a planner in many different ways. You can pick the cover and the spine and add you initials or your photo to the design. For a planner that begins with the school year opt for the remaining months of 2016 to be included in a 2017 planner. 


Cat Tape Dispenser from Oh, Hello Friend
Price: $14

Make creating assignment posters a little more fun with this sticky tape dispenser that looks like a cat. If felines aren't your favorite, Oh, Hello Friend has many other options for cute desk accessories and stationery. 
office Easel Does it Tablet Stand from ModCloth
Price: $17.99

Use a classic wooden easel to stand your tablet upright as you watch lectures or read papers. ModCloth has a huge range of curated clothes, accessories and desk organizers if you’re looking to stock up on a range of things before school starts. 


Lime Green Dream Desk Set from Poppin
Price: $100

You can color block your desk accessories with dozens of choices from Poppin, a New York-based company. There are more than eighty pieces — such as letter trays, pen cups and staplers — in one set to bring you organizational peace. 


Cable Organizer from Poppin
Price: $30

If you need a clean and orderly desk area before you hit the books, a cable organizer can help. This accessory from Poppin will hide that messy surge protector under a single box. No more rearranging cables to procrastination. 


Corkboard Map of the U.S. from CorkBoardMaps on Etsy 
Price: from $39.50

This handmade corkboard, which comes in different sizes, is especially useful if your child is learning to name most of the 50 states (sorry Hawaii and Alaska). If you've already got your U.S. geography down, enjoy this corkboard for pinning up lists and reminders.