Here are some "before" pictures of the study to show you what I'm facing.
standing in the doorway, facing the south wall
standing in the doorway, facing east
standing near the desk, facing west (the desk takes up most of the west wall)
As you can see, taming and organizing this mess will be no quick or easy task. So, cover me, I'm going in! I have to kill the clutter before it kills me.
I confess, there is another motive too. I'm hoping that cleaning out this room will convince DH to finish the wall-to-wall book case (with storage drawers/cupboards underneath) for the south wall that he started about five years ago, got stuck in his designing, and left unfinished as just the 'shelf' that all the crap proceeded to accumulate on.