The Makings Of A Perfect Desk Setup—All Under $20

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Just looking at the list of items needed for back to school is overwhelming, let alone the price tag on some of them. But, you don’t need to sacrifice style and function just because you're on a budget.
CollegeFashionista and Refinery29 have put together a list of some of our favorite items for the perfect desk setup. Even better? Each of the items are $20 or less. From the most adorable USB hubs to creative notepads, we found all your necessities and more — on a ramen-noodle-dinner budget, no less.
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Monkey Business Lenny The Camel Business Card Holder, $12.50, available at Amazon.
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ModCloth Notable Adventures Message Globe, $15, available at ModCloth.
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Merkury Innovations Eco Speakers, $15, available at Dormify.
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Kikkerland USB Hubdog, $12, available at See Jane Work.
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Urban Outfitters Geo Cutout Letter Storage Bin, $18, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Paper Source Bamboo Desktop Message Board, $15, available at Paper Source.
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Typo Eiffel Tower Scissors, $15, available at Fancy.
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Design Ideas Paper Airplane Push Pins, $6, available at See Jane Work.
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PostCarden PostCardens, $12.50 each, available at Uncommon Goods.
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Kikkerland Reset Button Desk Bell, $11, available at Kikkerland.
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Marc Jacobs Snake Bookmarc, $16, available at Marc Jacobs.
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CB2 Waterproof Notebook, $16.95, available at CB2.
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G.W. Schleidt 5 Min Glass Sand Timer, $8, available at Cool Stuff Express.
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Bare Pens Bare Electrically Conductive Paint Pen, $10, available at Fancy.
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KNOCK KNOCK How I Feel Pad, $6, available at Amazon.
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MOMA Store Number Clips, $5, available at MOMA Store.