Did you know that according to the National Center of Health, the average keyboard has 400 times the number of bacteria on it than your average toilet? That’s a whole lot of YUCK!
While giving your keyboard a nice cleaning is good for your health, keeping a clean desk, free of germs and clutter, has other benefits to it.
- You’ll be less distracted.
- You don’t have to waste time looking for things.
- It can improve productivity and morale.
While I’m not discounting the importance of a framed photo of your wife, dog or favorite child, too many personal items can leave you feeling overwhelmed amidst the clutter.
So take a minimalistic approach to your desk while taking a few minutes at the end of your day to tidy up your desk, put things away and give it a once over with an antibacterial wipe. Then you’ll come back tomorrow to a fresh, neat desk ready to make the world a better place… or plot to take over the galaxy… whichever suits you best.
Until next time, may the Force be with you.