From unclut­terer: The first step of mise en place, before you pull out a single ingre­dient from the cupboard or turn a dial to heat up your stove, is to put away every­thing that you don’t need. Clear your counter top. Get rid of the clutter. Or, to co-opt an artist’s metaphor, start with a blank canvas. · Go to Produc­tivity tip: Begin with a cleared surface →