I’m not making this up. That’s what it says on the calendar “a holiday per day” app I have.
“The second Monday of January each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day as an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized work-space. Whether in a private or shared office, cubicle, home or a make-shift desk on the counter, having an uncluttered, organized, refreshed, and clean place to work will improve your efficiency and improve your serenity.”
Or, in my case, a place to store the Christmas tree for another year.
This is good because I was actually planning to clean off my unused desk so I can put the Christmas tree there to await next Christmas. We had been putting it in the attic, but the ladder to our attic is getting increasingly rickety. Every time Owen goes up that ladder I wince. I’m sure it’s going to collapse under him.
I decided this year, since we aren’t really using the room or the desk for anything much, why not put the tree and the nutcrackers there, thus saving Owen from a death-defying clamber up a creaky old ladder.
So. Just this once, I’m aligned with the calendar. I am cleaning off my desk on the official day. Are you impressed?