Since we're on the topic of pencils and pencil sharpeners I have a burning question....how do you keep the area around your sharpener clean? Because of a lack of outlets in my classroom I have to keep my electric sharpeners on the table where my computers and printers are. But they get so dirty! The gross pencil shavings end up getting on the bottom of the sharpeners and then they make marks all over the table. The pencil shavings always seem to be everywhere even if I'm the one that empties them into the garbage. Once the bottom of the sharpeners seem to be dirty they are impossible to clean and it feels like even if I clean the table everyday it still has pencil marks ALL over it. Suggestions?