A dorm room is probably the most difficult space to organize and make it feel like yours. But, having a clean homework space and having a place to relax that feels like home is all very important to your success at school.
Distraction dilutes brain power, frazzles the nerves and results in non-optimum outcomes. The cure is to do one thing at a time. That's it in a nutshell. Do just what you're doing, and don't do anything else.
All you have to do is ignore incoming paper for a week or two and you're overwhelmed. Even if you spend a lot of time online, you've probably still get letters, receipts and other important pieces of paperwork that are piling up in your office or online.
In the perfect world we would all know how to be organized and live clutter free. But the reality is that we have stuff, and that stuff can't always be neatly packed away into color-coordinated storage baskets. So how can you best live with your stuff?