As promised yesterday I have taken some photos of my desk and the drawers. There are papers and files on my desk during the day but I always pack them up before I leave. On the extreme left is a vertical file where I keep assorted envelopes and a couple of manilla folders of pending work on the desk. There is a dual screen monitor with keyboard and mouse. Other things on the desk are the telephone, rubbish container (we do not have rubbish bins at our desks), block of sticky notes, desk calendar, stapler, calculator, container of pens and filing trays.
To the left of the desk is a small cabinet with 2 drawers and a filing drawer. This is the top drawer which is mostly stationery items. There is a bit more in here that can go when I get a chance. The thing I use most is the paper clips. I use them for files I am currently working on and once they are completed the papers are shredded and the paper clips go back in the drawer for the next round. I only use staples when I am sending things to someone else so that I can be sure they do not get separated.
The next drawer has more personal items. The three containers at the back contain dry crackers, home-made muesli and psyllium husk. I start work early and generally have my breakfast when I arrive. The notebook and papers are from a Journal Club I attend. I have a teatowel and cutlery in one ziplock bag and toothbrush and toothpaste in another.
Do your habits at home spill over to your work area or vice versa?