Many years ago, I bought a computer desk at Ikea. This was no ordinary desk, as its dimensions (31″ x 63″ ) were designed to hold large (old school) monitors. At one time it held the weight of two 19″ CRT monitors in addition to two of my computer towers. I was always fond of the size of the desk, because of the real estate it afforded me for my use.
Unfortunately, its size also afforded me the opportunity to collect all manner of clutter from around the house. The clutter didn’t merely come from me, it was attracted from everyone in the family. Kids drawings, toys, miscellaneous receipts, contents of pockets all made it to the surface of the desk to coalesce into a mass of chaos.