You should find a place in your packed apartment for Ikea's Vika Veine Desk for three reasons. One, it comes with lots of built-in storage for your pens, paperwork, headphones, cell phone, and laptop. Two, it's convertible — the top folds down when you're not hard at work so you can have a clean surface for dinner, to read the Sunday paper, or to (gasp) write with an actual pen. Three, it's only $99 bucks, which makes it a total find for small-space dwellers. Did I mention it comes in two colors? Yeah, you're totally set.
The Vika Veine isn't available online, but you can check your local Ikea locations to see if it's in stock before you head out.