I haven't seen the worktop for about 6 weeks - since I started the big move arround for Christmas - but I have really concentrated last week and this week - and finally got (almost) everything in it's place.
I have had a good old clean up and all the tops are clear and sparkling again. There are still a couple of baskets that are 'spare' - but 3 of my 4 work surfaces are clear for Christmas.
I once had a job where we all had our own work boxes - and you could not leave for your holiday until your personal box was clean and empty. Everything had to be accounted for - away being worked on - waiting for a response - or alocated to someone else to keep an eye on. It was a really god system and I have never quite got it out of my system. I am not nearly so disaplined now - but I still set work targets - like my week off at Christmas - to have the worktops clean. I find it really helps clear my mind of all the junk I carry arround al the time