Really, there seems to be a day for everything – and according to the Ultimate Blog Challenge suggestion for today, it is National Clean Off Your Desk Day!! Ironically enough, this topic was the focus for at least a couple different writing groups, as well.
It makes sense. Even when you try your best to keep your desk or workspace clutter-free, it tends to be an area that “stuff” naturally gravitates to, and fills up quickly. The holidays just seemed to add to the pile, making the start of a new year the ideal time to *CONQUER CLUTTER* and get more organized.
I know if a lot of “stuff” congregates around me – whether I’m at my desk using my PC, or wherever I happen to settle with my laptop – I find it difficult to concentrate. On more than one occasion, I have grabbed an empty laundry basket and just cleared everything off my desk or from the immediate workspace – all the loose items, I should say, like piles of papers, books, writing utensils, mugs, notebooks, or whatever else tried to take up residence there.
The sorting process usually yields a surprising amount of items that can go straight to the trash can, while other times you end up finding something you have been searching for and nearly given up hope of finding. Imagine the additional peace of mind we would give ourselves by simply decluttering and getting more organized.
Try this revealing exercise: take a picture of your desk or workspace. Unless you are already very well-organized, what is the first thing you see when you look at that picture? If you are, unfortunately, like me – you often see all the clutter!
So who’s with me? Who else out there needs to declare 2012 the year we *CONQUER CLUTTER* together?
(No, this is NOT my workspace, but it closely resembles it!)
- Clear the Clutter: 10 Ways to Keep Your Desk Clean (bayintegratedmarketing.wordpress.com)
- From Clutter to Clean: Make Your Desk Awesome (wisebread.com)