Dear Clutter in my Study:
Today, I bought you several items that I would like to see put to good use for our semi-annual "Organize the Study" project. To wit:
a low table;
several closely woven baskets
recycling half a year's worth of New Yorkers without looking at the table of contents for each issue (at least, not every issue), and
shoving a bunch of stuff I don't know what to do with into the nether half of the room.
However, having begun the project, I expect that you can now continue sorting yourself on your own and without my direct supervision, using the above-mentioned receptacles in any way that you see fit, so long as you establish order and manage chaos. Feel free to think outside the box!
Please consider Monday the deadline for this organization project.
Sincerely, etc., etc.