Today is “National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day"! In honor of this important day, here are some tidy up tips for the for your desk and for your Tablet PC…
Organize your cords. Wrap up your power cord properly so that the excess cord is does not create a big mess of spaghetti style knots and tangles. Use Velcro bands, rubber bands or masking tape to hold the ends together. http://www.instructables.com/id/Properly-wrap-your-laptop-power-cords/. While you’re at it, organize the accessories connected via USB and wrap those cords too.
Wipe down your screen with a cleaning cloth to remove fingerprints.A good thing about the Tablet form factor is that it does not collect crumbs – unlike our keyboards which seem to be magnets for random crumbs, dust, shredded paper and lint.
Think and aim to go paperless. Jot notes in OneNote instead of on random scraps of paper laying on your desk. Scan or enter all information from business cards into your CRM and throw out the actual cards.
Organize the items in your pencil cup. I’m not quite sure where it came from, but right now, I can see a screwdriver, ruler, an tube of hand sanitizer not quite fitting in the cup.Wipe down your phone handset and untangle the cord. Yes, in our office settings most of us still use phones with handsets and they get pretty gross.
Dust, dust, dust
Got any tips to share?