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T.G.I.F. – Now Clean Your Desk

It is Friday and we are all happy about that, for sure. Here's a simple suggestion to clear your mind for the weekend and leave work behind: tidy up your desk before you head home. Nothing puts a period at the end of a run-on sentence of a week like cleaning up your desk.

Take a little time right now to stack your papers into tidy piles. Organize them while you are at it, too. Clean around your keyboard with some compressed air. Put all your pens in a cup. Throw away any little bits of refuse and wipe down your desk —experts claim that around 10 million bacteria make their home on your desk. Not all of those bacteria are dangerous, but if you eat at your desk things could become especially nasty.

I truly believe leaving a tidy desk behind me at the office gives me peace of mind over the weekend. I'm going to start stacking my papers right now. How about you?


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