Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day!
This noteworthy organizing holiday is the perfect opportunity to take a little slice of your day and move focus to the top of your desk. You may think that the piles on your desk are no big deal and you “know where everything is”, but the truth is, you will be more productive and efficient if you organize. Here are a few things you can do in small blocks of time that will have an impact:
- Keep the recycle bin, trash can and shredder handy. Being able to toss things quickly into the trash will keep them from landing on the desktop and forming into piles.
- Minimize supply storage. Office supplies can accumulate quickly at your desk. Keep extras in a separate bin or closet away from easy reach.
- Have good systems in place to process mail and bills. Having a file for bills to pay and current projects is essential to finding things quickly and working efficiently at your desk. Sign up for paperless statements to eliminate the paper altogether.
Remember, your desk is a work surface not a storage area, so take time to organize today in celebration of National Clean Off Your Desk Day! Of course if you need help, you can schedule an appointment with a Chaos To Order expert organizer.