Desk detox: On decluttering your workspace for the new year

New Year finds our man Dan in the mood for a thorough tidy up. Room to think, room to work … and an intimidatingly vast and empty space to fill

Illustration by James Weston Lewis,

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

William Morris

“What’s all this crap on my desk? Bloody hell.”

Daniel Benneworth-Gray