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As writers, we understand if you're not exactly in favor of burning all your old papers, printouts, and painstaking notes at the end of every semester. Yet each time you return home from college, the desk in your old room gets increasingly buried under an unruly pile of unorganized junk. Now that you've got some time on your hands (unless you're way too busy with an internship or job, in which case, congrats!), why not use some of that ol' work ethic to reorganize?
Since you've dedicated hundreds of hours into all that genius work, let's not put those papers to waste. They deserve better than a trash can, and you never know when you'll need them again. Instead, these cheap-and-chic home buys will make it easy to whip your closet, desk, or under-the-bed crawl space into serious shape. However, we warn you: Expect more than a few pangs of nostalgia, whether in the form of a wonderfully naive freshman-year paper or in the kind comments from a beloved professor.
Go forth, organize, and enjoy the summer sans nagging from your parents about the growing mess in your room.