National Clean Off Your Desk Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day:
Celebrated annually on every second Monday of January, the National Clean Off Your Desk Day gently pushes you to keep your workspace clean and organized!
|2021||11th January||Monday||United States|
|2022||10th January||Monday||United States|
|2023||9th January||Monday||United States|
Why Clean Off Your Desk Day?
Keeping your desk clean is not a new idea that sprang to life in recent years. But cleanliness has always been closely attributed to holiness since time immemorial. From personal cleanliness to places of worship cleanliness is something non-negotiable on all fronts!
Clean Off Your Desk Day is all about reminding you and helping you to make work a tad bit easier!
The term desk was first coined in the 14th century but did not gain much popularity until the 18th century. Desks were formerly used only by the clergy and legal professionals. Today, they are used almost everywhere to do all sorts of work.
Towards the beginning of the nineteenth century, the work trend progressively shifted from physically intense labor to desk jobs. Research reveals that a cluttered workspace at work or home induces stress while a clean and organized workspace enables you to focus better and work productively!
Before personal computers became a norm, organizations offered extra drawers to organize their workspace. However, despite having a PC you can still end up having a messy workspace. In the 21st century, it is more crucial than ever to have a functional workspace that is clean and organized i.e., your desktop space as well! Just as physical files need to be organized so do the virtual files and folders!
A clean Desk gives a peaceful aura to achieve your work goals. It also soothes your brain, prevents losing important stuff and valuable stationery! It is wise to take a few minutes to clean off your desk rather than waste hours looking for missing things.
So the National Clean Off Your Desk Day encourages you to say goodbye to anything that comes between you and your productivity!
It may seem to be a weird celebration. But with social and scientific benefits attached, there’s more to the day than what meets the eye!
How Can We Observe National Clean Off Your Desk Day?
- Clean up your desk
No better way to observe National Clean Off Your Desk Day other than cleaning your desk! Take some time out, put away all the unwanted things for a spic, and span workspace at the office as well as at home!
- Lend a helping hand
Some people find it rather difficult to get their workspace organized and clean.
Be a good Samaritan and help your neighbor with cleaning their desks today! You could help small children in your family to understand the importance of having a clutter-free desk while helping them in organizing!
- Shred sensitive unwanted paperwork
Keep your workspace clean and organized by shredding sensitive and personal information. It is also recommended to shred duplicate copies and file away the important ones!
- Organize your desktop space
Since you work mostly on your computer, make sure your files are not cluttered there too. Create separate folders for different tasks and organize them in a way that you or your team can easily access them! Keep important emails and delete the unwanted ones.
- Reward yourself!
To cultivate the habit of cleaning your desk, set a few minutes just for cleaning and organizing the day’s work before you leave your office or take a break for the day. Once you have accomplished the task don’t hesitate to treat yourself to a chocolate or ice cream of your choice!
- Team up and have fun
Cleaning your desk need not be a broody task! Team up with your colleagues to draw a fun plan to clean and organize your workspace. Time the event and give away treats and badges to the best team!
- Share away your super clutter-free ideas on social media
Do you have great clutter-free desk ideas? Share a few on social media today! Use #NationalCleanOffYourDeskDay and #CleanOffYourDeskDay to share all your posts today!
Interesting Facts About National Clean Off Your Desk Day:
Here are some interesting facts to motivate you to clean off your desks!
- The average toilet seat is 400 times cleaner than your average work desk
- The most common places for bacteria are your computer mouse, keyboard, and telephone
- The average computer keyboard is home to 7500 bacteria
- You catch some germs every time you touch your office stuff
History of National Clean Off Your Desk Day:
The founder and origin of the National Clean Off Your Desk Day seem to have been more busy keeping their desks clean than claiming the founding of the day! This day is celebrated as a fun unofficial day that gives one more reason to keep the workspace clean.