Organise your desk this National Clean Off Your Desk Day and get ahead


Monday 9th January marks National Clean Off Your Desk Day, where everyone is encouraged to kick off the New Year with an organised workspace. So, why is it important that our desks are kept clean and tidy? It’s simple – desk clutter results in unorganised and inefficient working practices.

An untidy desk also affects relationships in the workplace. Research by Adecco revealed that more than half of colleagues will judge each other, based on how clean or dirty they keep their workspaces. So, if you’re set on achieving promotion this year a tidy desk could be a good place to start, it certainly won’t do you any harm!

With this in mind, target having an organised workspace this Monday and start the year as you mean to go on. Here are our top tips to creating the perfect workspace:

  1. Organise, organise, organise – Dedicate time to sorting through loose papers, shredding anything no longer needed and storing anything that needs to be kept, in cabinets or document box files. If you don’t refer to a document on a daily basis, does it really need to occupy valuable desk space?
  1. Accessorise – Smart desk accessories are essential to ensure your workspace stays organised for the duration of 2017! Desk organisers ensure that frequently used pens and calculators are within easy reach and are especially useful when drawer space is limited. And don’t underestimate the impact the right stapler or calculator positioned on your desk can have on how others perceive you.
  1. See the light – A smart daylight desk lamp not only makes a design statement and brightens your desk but can also brighten your mood and increase positivity.

A few simple changes can have a big impact on not only your desk but also your entire approach to work. As office workers everywhere take part in Clean Off Your Desk Day this year, make sure that your workspace is sufficiently organised to ensure your clean desk lasts more than 24 hours.

At Rexel, we’re dedicated to improving your work environment. Our new ActiVita range includes daylight lamps, air cleaners and noise reduction panels to help improve the comfort of any office environment.

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