I have a strange duality to my willingness to put up with clutter. My physical desk has a six-inch-high pile of papers that need to be filed or thrown out. And it doesn't bother me... much. Mostly because I'm too lazy to do anything about it.
But when it comes to my computer desktop, I want it clean and neat. I currently have nine icons on it, most of them in one column on the right hand side. The rest of my desktop is blessedly clean. Some of those icons I don't need, I'm just used to them being there.
I don't know how people stand it to have their computer desktop cluttered like this:
That would drive me nuts. Put those files in a folder on your hard drive (organized, of course) and get them off your desktop.
At least that's what I do.
I'm not sure why I want my computer all neat and organized, but my real life a cluttered mess doesn't bother me.
How do you keep your computer desktop? Is it clean or is it cluttered? And why? Let me know in the comments below.