storing pens and pencils trick

Illustration: Rob Melhuish

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Desk Hack

If you are a writer or an artist (or just someone with a lot of pens), this hack has your name all over it. (Get it? I made a writing joke!)

To restore order to your desktop, all you need is a shoe box and lots of empty toilet-paper rolls or tin cans (baked beans removed). Wrap your shoe box in fancy wrapping paper and insert your toilet-paper rolls or cans so they create lots of individual containers. You now have a fancy-looking desk hack, all the better for helping you write that bestselling novel or draw your way to fame and fortune.