I was at a friends birthday party and the home was gorgeous, but sparse, couldn't figure out how they were able to keep the junk down to none. Speaking to another guest at the party they said "Well, I'm kind of like this. I can't stand stuff all around me, it's just too much." He went on to say he was "I'm paperless where possible and I get rid of stuff that I'm not using or wearing etc".
This is great advice, but it takes a bit more coaxing for me to change. I did clean the table off and although this was short lived, felt good t0 have a table I didn't shove papers aside to eat.