At least when we were kids, we knew not to throw "papers" away... they just got piled on Mom's bed. (Although my sister cleans in the ethnic sense - if it isn't hers, it gets pitched. She was well loved when she went on cleaning binges at my parent's house. )
as my mom is my house keeper (she's paid for it, it's her business! ) she knows the standard rule. NEVER under any circumstances, will you clean off my desk!
asia is well aware of the rule as well.
occasionaly asia will surprise me by clenaing off my desk, but everything just gets stacked into one massive pile on the corner! sometimes the mess after i look for something is worse than before she cleaned