Ten steps to a Zen-like working environment June 10th, 2007
The article inspired Solo Technology to spend 45 minutes removing the un-wanted from his desk. The article also pays serious attention to your computer environment as well. For me, Ubuntu has been the single most simplification, ridding myself of Microsoft "bloat-ware".
I recommend that you read each step before you start your simplification of your, and then re-read a step and see how that step can be applied to your working environment.