A clean desk goes a long way in helping efficiency and satisfaction in the office. Knowing where to find everything you use limits wasted time and also decreases stress. While office cleaning services can keep your office clean and germ free, keeping your desk organized is up to you, and a great project for the new year!

If you want to have a clean desk but aren’t sure where to start, here are three quick steps to help you get organized.

Step #1: Throw it away. Go through your desk and throw away anything that isn’t necessary. If you have pens that hardly ever work, old notes from telephone messages, or papers you don’t need anymore, throw them away. If your office has a recycling program, put your old papers in for recycling.