Consequences of Clutter
When you first got that job with the corner desk or first started working from home, your desk may have been a testament of the dedication, strive, and hours that you planned to put in for the days ahead. Perhaps this routine worked for several days, months, and even years. But slowly, and surely, the stresses of the day or the job began to take its toll and suddenly, you are now frantically looking for those project proposal notes you just wrote the day before, or that number of the perspective client you met at lunch earlier, or even the number for your doctor.
These are some of the consequences of a messy desk - lost papers or files that may (or may not be) hovering around somewhere on your desk, the loss of important phone numbers, crumbs, dust, etc. For a work desk, these things can cause a hassle in getting your daily work done. Not only that, but it causes a distraction from your daily tasks. Instead of being able to pull up the meeting notes from your last meeting or presentation, you are now spending more time searching for those notes and presentation.
There are ways to maintain the organization that you started with, along with keeping your time management skills, and getting back to what you need to do.