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National Clean Off Your Desk Day (January 10)
Check out the weird holiday National Clean Off Your Desk Day on January 10. Learn the history of this day and get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Clean Off Your Desk Day
We’re not entirely certain when or how this weird holiday first began, but it’s definitely a useful one! After weeks of vacation for the holidays and an entire year’s worth of clutter, your desk definitely needs to be cleaned off.
The word desk comes from the Latin word desca, meaning “a table you write on.” The word originated in the 1300s, even though it was hardly ever used, since most people didn’t even have desks and worked on the land.
It wasn’t until the 1700s that desks became more popular, not just in the workplace of lawyers and clergy, but also in the home.
Nowadays, desks are a necessity in almost every building – almost every home and office has a desk of some sort.
Productivity experts and scientists agree that a functional workspace is important for having a fulfilling and productive work life. Also, research shows that people who work with cluttered desks get frustrated more quickly than those who have organized workspaces.
Ideas for National Clean Off Your Desk Day
Other than cleaning off your desk on your own, here are some great ideas on how to clean your desk today!
If you are looking to tidy up your working space, making it more user-friendly, then knowing what you need to do and how to do it is going to make your desk organization easier to manage. A cluttered desk wastes lots of time looking for the right information, or a distraction to what you need to concentrate on and not worrying about the other stack of work. You can’t do something well if you are jumping from one task to the next; having an organized desk can stop you being distracted by other tasks that you need to finish.
Here are some tips on how to organize your desk this year for National Clean Off Your Desk Day!
Sometimes the hardest part of getting homework done for kids is in the organization of their “things”. You can easily create an effective homework station that includes kid input and decision making. Because it includes painting, kids can even choose their own color scheme for their space. Make one with your kids on National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
It's easy to get things in order and to clean and organize your desk for maximum efficiency and productivity with these simple tips. Apply some of them to your life on National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
Learn how to make a modern desk organizer with clay in this fun and easy tutorial on National Clean Off Your Desk Day! It’s a simple technique that you can use again and again to make all kinds of fun home decor pieces.
6 Ways to Make Your Desk Work More Productive: A quick list of tricks to try when you need more focus and productivity in your work space. Check them out and use some of them on National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
This DIY desk organization idea is incredibly useful! It's a great place for pens, stamps, and other office supplies you may need on a regular basis. You should make your own on National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
Being organized takes practice and commitment, especially in the craft room. There are so many different supplies in all the sizes and shapes that manage to get mixed up and dumped into bins, baskets and tubs. Being a sucker for recycled jar, there are a ton available in the recycling bins in the garage. By grabbing several in appropriate sizes and upcycling them to be totally adorable, it is easy to create craft storage in recycled jars. Let’s do it on National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
Upcycling cereal boxes at home can be a lot of fun. Especially when you make an organizer that’s actually useful. This is a full tutorial on how to make a DIY desk organizer out of cereal boxes. You should make your own on National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
This IKEA desk hack is an awesome, affordable, and easy DIY project! Perfect for teens or for adding to your work from home office for a little modern style. It’s low budget but pretty, simple, and has lots of storage. It's the perfect project for National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
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