What you should usually do is keep your desk sorted and organise. By having you big items place in spot where you can have small essential items place and pack things that won't be use to often in draws.
Make sure to keep tidy after every 45mins
Remove everything of the desk first into one pile. Clean the desk. Only put the things you use daily on the desk. Organize the other items by putting them back in their designated area. As well as throwing all trash into the garbage bin.
If you are a hoarder, admit it and get some help. Start by throwing away trash or items you no longer need. Put dirty dishes in the trash or wash them and put them away. If there are files on your desk go through them. If you have worked the files and they are no longer needed then put them away so you.can get to the files that need your attention. Then work files according to importance then file them. Go through papers, through away old or outdated papers. Stack current papers neatly, then work them. Put them in a neat stack if you have to have them. Create a nice space to work and always keep that space clear to work. If you don't need something in order to do your job, put it up. Again, if you are a hoarder or have hoarding tendencies please get some help.
It depends on how messy the desk is. But if it’s a total dump with zero organization, this is what I do. First, I start out with clearing out the entire desk of all its contents, putting it into another container or surface (a box, crate, or the floor). Second, I give the desk a good dusting and wipe down, and vacuum any drawers or hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Third, I deal with the box of stuff. I determine what is junk, and I throw it away. Usually, there are things that don’t belong at my desk, and I’ll return them to their proper places. When that is done, I proceed to the next step. The next step is to reorganize my desk and determine why it got messy in the first place. Was it because of a lack of smart storage? Did I get new things that couldn’t fit and caused chaos? With that in mind, I return all necessary items into their designated spots. When everything has a designated location, it’s harder for mess to build up. Finally, I celebrate having a clean desk.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and just get to decluttering. Work as fast as you can decluttering putting things where they’re supposed to go. At the end of 10 minutes stop! Sometimes when we get to Marathon cleaning it can become extremely overwhelming, so by doing it and small spurts you will surprise yourself how much you can actually get done in such a short period of time. It may not be perfectly clean but take a picture before and after and see what a big difference just 10 minutes made! 😄 YOU GOT THIS!