Tip #17: End each day with a clean desk(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)
I’m not sure if I subscribe to the whole idea of “a clean desk is the sign of an organized mind” or not, but I do know that it sure is a welcome sight at the beginning of the work day. Work gets messy, that’s how it is. Piles of paper, projects around and things are happening. It’s part of the work day. But, if each work day starts with yesterday’s mess, it can easily get out of hand.
Start each day with a clean slate.
Imagine walking into your office with the place in order. We’re not talking perfection, just the ability to find things in 5 minutes or less (remember, “organized” = finding what you need in 5 minutes or less). Work in your office, change the world and get things done. Then, at the end of the day, clean off your desk and prepare yourself for tomorrow. This will make it easier to begin your day with a clear head.