The only reason my work area is currently uncharacteristically clean is because watches had temporarily given up their nicely lighted warm corner of the house to seed trays. However now that everything has germinated and been put out in the garden, I have started to re-occupy my little corner of the house once more.
This tidy state of affairs almost certainly wont last long.
This is a more typical view. Microscope, tools, jars and "stuff" everywhere.
Storage area for tools and other stuff (aka the boiler cupboard).
Various bits of assistance to allow ancient eyes to look at very small stuff.
The normal contents of the bench have been mainly been relocated in those containers on the floor to make way for tomato seedlings and other random plant life .
A selection of this lot would typically be on the bench at any one time. Different stuff, depending on what I am working on (electronics, watches, clocks, locks, cameras, computers or whatever).
This is my setup one bench for watch work the other for clocks. there is another with a pillardrill the Dirty bench where I do all other things including fly tying and small repairs to assorted items. The lathe also sits on it when being used.