You thought the holidays were over? Not so fast. How could you forget about National Clean Off Your Desk Day, commemorated every second Monday of January? Ah, what a wondrous time...the shredder all powered up and sparkling, brightly colored file folders and labels at the ready. And who can resist the tradition of clearing out the pen cup of all the broken pencils, dried out Sharpies and stray pennies?
In seriousness, few of us need a holiday to realize it's time to get busy with the stacks of junk on or in our desks. I've listed a few of my favorite desk tips below to help get you motivated, whether at home or the office:
Finally, when you begin this project estimate how much time you think you’ll need, then double it. Finding items you'd forgotten about can easily derail your timing (particularly if they have any sentimental value). If you get it all finished up sooner, you always take a little time for extra celebrating with your newly organized desk.
Sara Skillen - Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Organizer Coach®, wife, mom, dog-lover, author. Learning to trust my intuition more every day. Shall we work together?