Step One: Sort items into like categories. I sorted the items into the following categories: coins, cables, receipts, candy and paper.
Step Two: Move items to their homes. For example - coins go into the coin dish, candy into the cupboard and paper is filed or discarded if it is no longer relevant.
Step Three: Enjoy your clear kitchen table!
Maintenance is key to keeping the table clear. At the end of each day, make sure that if something is on the table, it is put away.
Total time for this organizing project - 15 minutes. Total time per day to maintain this table - less than 2 minutes.