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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.

One weird holiday on January 10 is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Check out the other weird January holidays!

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!

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