Stuck at Work? 6 Things You Need to Do This Week (timeblogs)
Since a lot of people take the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, if
you are working over the holidays, chances are it will be slow. Experts say
this is what you should do with that time instead of playing Candy Crush:
Clean your desk. Office desks carry more bacteria than toilet seats. Take
everything off the top of your desk and put it in a box. Dust and sanitize the
surface once it’s clear — and don’t forget to de-germ your keyboard and phone,
says Scott Roewer, who owns organizing company Solutions by Scott & Company.
Put back only what you immediately need on your clean desk and keep the other
stuff in the box, he says. “If you need something, get it out of the box and
find a home for it in the desk. After a few weeks, you’ll find the items that
remain in the box are rarely needed,” he says. Chuck, recycle or re-home it.
Throw stuff out. “It’s a good time to clean your files and get rid of things
you don’t need,” says Dale Winston, chairwoman and CEO of Battalia Winston.
She says a good rule of thumb is to chuck anything …