I always make it a priority to keep my desk minimalist. Most of the time, it has just my laptop and my mouse on it. I try to not leave anything that I do not use on it. A clean, uncluttered desk reduces my worries and keeps my creative juice flowing.
The probability of things being knocked over increases when a desk is messy. On top of that, we may have difficulties locating the stuff that we need if we do not make it an effort to keep our desk tidy. This causes frustrations and affects various aspects of our lives, such as our work, our relationships and our mental and physical health.
Therefore, we should always strive to keep our desks, and other parts of our surroundings, uncluttered and clean.