Benefits of habit “Clean your desktop”

✓ Brings order to your work station
✓ Makes things easier to find
✓ Improves your look as a professional
✓ Reduces stress when there’s no need to look for things

First step:

Remove 1 item per day


✓ Today, clear 1 item from your desktop. Get rid of it if it’s not needed or find a folder for it. Do this every day for a week.
✓ Next week, do the same to 2 items on your desktop.
✓ Keep increasing, until your desktop is clear.
✓ Repeat periodically to keep it clean.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Clean your desktop, ideally 5 to 10 minutes before the end of work hours. Not only will you truly be busy, you will develop a habit by doing it at the same time.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a sticky note near your monitor to remind you to sweep the desktop.
✓ Let the app help. Use the reminder function of this app to remember about cleaning your desktop. You may also track the days you missed cleaning in the calendar function.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of clean desktop habit, reward yourself by getting a new desk decoration: a plant or a funky pencil holder. Cheer up not only your desktop, but your desk too.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Order. The main benefit of having a clean desktop is that you will be forced to put your files in order. Folders will keep them tidy and when you will need to find something, you will thank yourself for taking the time to clean everything.
✓ Motivate yourself. Have a VERY nice and appealing picture on your desktop, something you would want to see and would be annoyed to have cluttered. Also, change them often to not get bored.