|I purchased a revolving desk organizer at an office supply store. At 7 inches in diameter and 8 inches high, it takes up minimal space. I keep marking pens, stillettos, bobbins, thimbles, and my sewing machine needle case in there. Common pins removed while sewing are tossed into another section. They are all within arm's reach, each in a separate section on the organizer. The big center section would be big enough to hold a pair of shears or scissors, if only I were organized enough to habitually put them in the same place every time I put them down!