When the former Controller retired, I spent the first week sort through all the files to get familiar with where things are and what was important. What I found was that much of it was very old and should have been put in storage years ago as evidenced buy the dates on these boxes:
Ever the dedicated employee, I stayed a little later after work on Friday to get my desk in order. I had started with the original configuration she used which was to face the wall in the right. This limited the amount of desk space I had for my key board. There was a keyboard tray, but it was flimsy and had to be moved every time I needed to write something. I decided to shift everything to the left and face the corner, not because I ma naughty (though I am) but because I a better work flow at that angle.
One last thing, I have tried to stream line, simplify and declutter my personal life as well as work. However, I do hold onto a few things that have meaning to me. Three objects I keep on my computer are a Bakelite ox, my Chinese Zodiac I found at a flea market, a Homey joker from my time at TDI and a two rough links of a chain I found on a walk during a time my DW and I were having trouble.