You can keep your desk clear of paper by writing your notes on the magnetic writing board on the back panel or fastening your to-do lists there with a magnet. Extra room above the top shelf where you can keep your books, CDs or DVDs. The side panels act as bookends and keep everything in place. You can adjust the shelves to fit different things, and adjust them again whenever you need to. Adjustable shelves help you use your space more efficiently.