Is there anything more satisfying than a clear desk? Clean Off Your Desk Day is a chance to get organized and engage in some serious decluttering.
Most people are guilty of amassing piles of paper and letting clutter gather on their desks. We all know that a tidy desk makes for a tidy mind, and Clean Off Your Desk Day is a chance to come together to conquer mess and pave the way for clear thinking and clean workspaces.
A celebration of all things organized, this is a day that can be marked by employees based anywhere. From large-scale corporate offices and trendy shared workspaces to home offices, this is a chance to preempt the start of spring cleaning and get your stuff in order.
History of Clean Off Your Desk Day
Clean Off Your Desk Day is designed to herald the arrival of warmer climes and the beginning of spring, a time of year that many of us associate with cleaning, decluttering and saying sayonara to stuff we don’t want or need.
This is a day to ensure you start the New Year with a clear head and a clean, tidy desk. If there’s junk everywhere and stacks of papers overflowing, it’s not only more difficult to find what you need, but there’s also a risk of important things getting misplaced. Tidying is an excellent habit to get into, and Clean Off Your Desk Day could be the start of a brand new attitude to cleaning, filing, and conquering clutter.
Stress is a common ailment in today’s society, and working in a clean, bright, open space is proven to promote serenity and calm. What could be better than turning up to work on a gloomy Monday morning to find a pristine workstation with not a scrap of junk or a pile of paperwork in sight?
How to celebrate Clean Off Your Desk Day
Clean Off Your Desk Day is all about mucking in and knuckling down to rid your office of clutter and create a cleaner, tidier workspace. Is your desk covered in papers? Has your workstation been taken over by junk? Are you drowning in stuff you don’t even need?
Now is the time to chuck anything you don’t want in the trash, to recycle, and to get organized. Getting your desk in check will create a more pleasant and productive working environment, and save you time when your boss requests a file or you need a pen or a stapler urgently.
This a day to celebrate with others, so don’t be afraid to get your colleagues involved, and make the occasion fun. Tidying may seem like a rather dull chore, but if everyone is on board, there’s no reason why you can’t inject a bit of excitement and enjoyment along the way.
Why not spice things up with a playlist to get you motivated or organize games to encourage speedier tidying? Those who work in schools and colleges could also celebrate by getting the students involved and participating in a giant declutter.