A decluttering specialist speaks, and I listen.
Life is about clutter. Declutter that desk. Piling items on flat surfaces, like a desk or table, is a human tendency. We all do it. I worry about the soul who's work desk has nothing on it. No work on this desk!
I decide to declutter: Get rid of the girlfriends (need just one); keep handy one pencil and one pen; books to the bookshelf; consolidate memos, or just toss (2017?); and on. Maintain!
The most difficult element of decluttering is maintenance.