If you are like most people you probably have a coffee cup or pencil holder full of writing instruments sitting on your desk. If you are like me, a good percentage of those pens and pencils are ones that you don’t like and will likely never use.
So why are you letting them still clutter up your desk? Go ahead and throw them out or give them away. If you have things on your desk that you never use it just introduces visual “noise” into your work environment and a bunch of pens and pencils that you dislike aren’t going to do anything to help you be more productive.
My problem is that my pen and pencil holder is full of things that my wife likes and that I hate. I don’t like cheap bic pens or disposable mechanical pencils. I do fine with an inexpensive gel pen, a Sharpie and two old fashion pencils. I guess it is time to get my wife her own pencil holder–I’m off to the kitchen to find a coffee mug.