Stacking letter tray (5 or 6 slots)
Colorful/decorative file folders
If you think back to phase 1, I had a warning at the bottom. We end up with piles for a reason. Unless we change our habits, we will still end up with piles. Having a stacking letter tray on your desk (I like to have 5 or 6 slots) will make a small dent in this. I bought colorful file folders from Michael's dollar bins. Each folder has a label:
Before I leave
Read and Sort
Keep on Hand
I can fit quite a bit of paper in those files. That might not be a good thing but it does keep my desk clear of papers, for a while at least. Pictures to come.