I guess I'm wrong but I always believed a messy desk is a sign of a messy mind. Tasks half done, plans half made, ideas not carried out, projects left for someone else to figure out etc.
I'd rather work with someone who has taken 3 minutes at the end of their day to tidy their desk so that if I needed to step into that job in an emergency I could follow through and complete your work. When a project is completed shouldn't the file/material be archived? Following the principles of Feng Shui takes away stress and gives space for the next idea/task/project/contract.
Is it better explained by not washing clothes this week because they are dumped on chairs, in the bathrm, the bed, floor, shelf in closet etc? Some clean items that were rejected for one reason or another are now co mingled with dirty clothes. If you haul it all to the machine you've created Mount Washmore! You don't like the undies left in your bureau so it's time to buy more.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that does come their way.