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The second Monday of January annually recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day. On January 14, let’s begin the new year with a clean and organized workspace.

Rising stacks of reports, stained coffee mugs and dirty dishes from the last holiday potluck can make for a cluttered and distracting workspace. Keeping your desk organized and clean will help you keep your concentration and satisfaction in your work.

Keep these three tips in mind to clean up your desk—and keep it clean!

Declutter every day. Make a habit of clearing off snack wrappers, dishes, and old notes from your desk before you go home each day. Set out the documents you will need in the morning. This way, your desk will be clean and ready for work in the morning.

Scan and save. Decrease desktop clutter and minimize the risk of losing important information by scanning printed documents and saving them as PDFs on your computer. Using digital copies saves space on your desk, and saves paper, too.

Keep it clean. Keep disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer close by and wipe down surfaces weekly. Increase your cleanings to daily during flu season to prevent the spread of germs.

Looking for more cleaning inspiration? Follow the #CleanOffYourDeskDay hastag. If you have some cleaning suggestions, share them in a comment below!

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