My husband's desk is a disaster area. Several times I have thought about filing for "disaster relief".
The funny thing is he knows that if he leaves me alone for more than an hour, when he returns that desk will be as good as new. Then of course, he cannot find anything for weeks. It is difficult to find things that are in their proper place.
A couple months ago when he traveled to TN for a few days he begged me not to touch his desk. I complied.
Now if he had a modern desk I would insist that he keep it clean. They are so professional looking.