Are You Ready for National Clean Off Your Desk Day?

Did you know that the second Monday in January is National Clean Off Your Desk Day? This year, that's January 11. Yes, that's now (ish). But don't panic! CPL is here to help.

How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson, by funny professional organizer Liz Franklin, is a step-by-step guide to clearing your desk without panic or the use of open flame (that's actually the subtitle of the book).

Maybe you're feeling ambitious and you want to Organize All The Things! Try out Julie Morgenstern's Organizing From the Inside Out. Her system includes desks, bedrooms, kitchens, photographs, briefcases and lots more.

Too much, you say? You just want to organize your home office? Then maybe Lisa Kanarek's Organizing your Home Office for Success or Don Aslett's The Office Clutter Cure are for you.

But you know that the real problem at home is paper. Lots and lots of paper, and it all needs to be filed before it takes over the world. To take care of it, try Taming the Paper Tiger at Home by Barbara Hemphill.

One more, and I left it for last because it hits a little too close to home—don't look at the picture at the top—is Pat Dorff's File--don't Pile!

Yes, it's a scary mission, this desk-clearing thing. But you can do it! After all, National Clean Off Your Desk Day comes around only once a year. I mean, they don't call it Clean Your Desk Every Day, do they?

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