Storied tech writer Steven Levy has the kind of messy-but-there's-a-system-to-it workspace you'd expect of a professional information hoarder. Erin Doland, editor of the Unclutterer blog, was given free reign to totally rework Levy's workspace, and took great notes on what she did.
Levy's original workspace in the Berkshires is pictured in thumbnail at right, though you can get much bigger views of both the before and after at Wired's post, and its July issue.
Erin Doland, the Unclutterer editor tasked with making a writer clean up his act (which, from experience, is no small feat), also provided details of her commission at her blog. Here's some of the nitty-gritty office supply porn:
We also upgraded all of his equipment - added a second monitor and Fujitsu ScanSnap, installed an automatic digital data backup system, traded up to an APC battery backup power supply, gave him a much-needed paper inbox and task lighting, updated his audio system, and, although you can't see it, we overhauled his desk drawer and outfitted it with supplies generously donated by the companies of Newell Rubbermaid.
Wired has a few other whole-room clean-ups on display, including a drool-inducing kitchen re-do.
Wired Makeovers: Upgrade Your Workspaces [Wired.com]