Our coffee table, like almost every surface in the house, has become a catch-all. It's become especially irksome to Bruce. I get it.
I had a feeling that the location of the coffee table was one of the reasons it'd been gathering clutter-- it wasn't even being used like a coffee table should be-- to hold drinks and magazines (and perhaps in some houses, remote controls). I moved the coffee table back to its original location in front of the couch and cleared it off. It could be even clearer, but I'll work on it. This process took the entire length of Devin Townsend's "Ziltoid the Omniscient" album and a little longer.