I can’t recall where I read this, but I vaguely remember once coming across an article (or a chapter in a book) that said you shouldn’t clean up your workspace at the end of the day, as it can hinder creativity.
I was reminded of that while looking at this roundup of the workspaces of 40 creative people. Some are total messes, and some are OCD-style neat. Most are somewhere in between. Interesting.
[ps – check out all the post-it notes in Will Self’s workspace! That’s a LOT.]