National Clean Off Your Desk Day 2013
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to clean off your desk and sort through the maze of paperwork, files and junk mail, wait no longer: National Clean Off Your Desk Day is Monday January 14, 2013!
Chaos To Order offers the following tips for developing a system that will help clean your desk now and keep the top visible after today:
- Open mail near a garbage can and toss junk mail immediately.
- Keep notes and lists digitally on your smartphone rather than on scraps of paper.
- Make decisions quickly — clutter at its simplest form amounts to unmade decisions.
- Clear your desk at the end of each day even if you’re in a rush, it will save time in the long run.
Instead of shuffling through the stacks on your desk, looking for that important file, you can become more efficient and productive by organizing. Although National Clean Off Your Desk Day is celebrated each year, you can make it the beginning of an organized lifestyle that will carry through your work and personal life.
According to Monica Friel, president of Chaos To Order and founding member of the National Association of Professional Organizers in Chicago, it’s never too late to get organized — and your desk is a great place to start!