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National Clean Off Your Desk Day Allows You To Reboot

National Clean Off Your Desk Day takes place on the second Monday of January each year. When was the last time you cleaned out your workspace? Did you know the average work desk can be 100 times filthier than a kitchen table? Nasty, right? But there’s more.

A work desk is probably 400 times less hygienic than an average toilet seat. Hygienic surroundings keep us free from all kinds of diseases. A clean workspace unclutters and inspires. And scientific research says tidy desks make you more efficient. So, take time today for some thorough decluttering and cleaning.

Remember, a messy desk is an invitation to chaos! A clean desk, on the other hand, helps you focus, be more productive, and generally makes you feel good about your workspace (as does a new laptop stand if you want to treat yourself). And when we say clean we don’t just mean physical clutter. That’s correct, your computer desktop counts too. Drag those files into a nice, neat folder!


  1. Say goodbye to the junkThrow. Shred. Recycle. Cleaning begins with getting rid of what you don’t need.
  2. Organize, declutter, and destressA cluttered desk creates anxiety. And that doesn’t help when you’re in the midst of a busy workday.
  3. Make it an eventInvolve your colleagues. Have a “cleanest desk” competition. Post pictures of your desk on social media.

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