Happy National Clean Off Your Desk Day! This day is dedicated to creating a clean and organized workplace, whether you have a private office, cubicle, or home office. It’s time to tidy your desk and remove all that unnecessary clutter that has been accumulating over the past year. Ridding yourself of the chaos will help you have a clean and serene workplace, and you might be surprised to hear it will improve your productivity, too. If you’re so inclined, check out the contest our partner Shoeboxed is running to compete for prizes – including a ScanSnap iX500 – for your early spring cleaning effort.
Untidy desks are often associated with disorganization and tend to speak volumes about a person. If you work in an office, a poorly cared for desk can give your coworkers the impression you may not have your professional life under control, among other things. According a recent survey of more than 1,000 workers by staffing firm Adecco, 57 percent of Americans judge their coworkers based on how clean or dirty they keep their workspaces.
Do you need some help? Here are some quick tips to get you started:
1. Go paperless: Go through those stacks of papers you’ve been hoarding all year. Throw away all the unnecessary ones and digitize the important papers you need using your ScanSnap scanner.
2. Get rid of it!: If it has been on your desk for more than two weeks, just throw it away!
3. Clean early and often: Clean off your desk at the end of each day, so that you can begin each workday with a sense of serenity.
4. Follow DIY blogs and organization resources: Lifestyle resources, such as Pinterest, Design Love Fest, and ScanSnap Squad member and office organization specialist Penny Catterall, can be really helpful to jumpstart your personal organization.
Good luck and happy organizing!
Marketing Communications Specialist
Fujitsu Computer Products of America