I know I'm going to sound like an anal-retentive, non-creative type here, but humor me for a moment:
if you want to be more productive, you've got to clean up your work space. You can't be productive and disorganized at the same time. The guy who says, "I know where everything is in this mess" is kidding himself. Why? Because although he may be able to find that proposal he wrote in the piles of papers surrounding his desk, the 20 minutes is took to locate it is gone forever.
So here's what I recommend: take the time to organize your work space so that everything you need is readily accessible. This way, when you're at your desk, you have everything you need within arm's length and it take moments to get the files you need to reference.
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