Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The 5 Minute Clean Up

For some of us, keeping a  reasonably clean office is a learned skill. As someone with notoriously messy, packrat habits, I welcome ProfHacker’s strategy of the five minute clean up:

Set a timer for five minutes, put on some energizing music, and work as quickly as you can to put things away, clear space on your desk, and restore a bit of order to your workspace.

The 20 minute clean up never worked for me. 20 minutes turned out to be too long and daunting.  Maybe the 5 minute version will prove successful.  If so, this will be a good lifetime tip to pass on to my students.


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