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  • Dr. Mena Birett

A time and a place for everything

I want you to think about the reason you want to throw your hands up in surrender and give up. You probably like some of your classes but wish that were true of the amount of work you have to do for them! Do you feel like you can’t put your hands on your notes for this class or that? Did you misplace that gift card you got for your birthday? Do you cringe when you enter your room, because the clutter stresses you out? Is your desk a crazy mess?

If you’re in the same boat as most of us, here are a few things to get you started in dealing with the stressful week and how to continue to manage it. The easiest fix for your desk problem is to clean off your desk! Its hard enough that you have to have a desk in your bedroom, because if it is not neat it will remind you of the things you have not done. The piles of papers are going to make you feel uneasy and mess with your sleep. So don’t do this to yourself.

It is time for you to get your desk cleaned off! Here is how to do this! Do you ever run into the problem of knowing what you are looking for is on your desk someplace? There are so many papers on your desk that it takes forever to sort or plow through them to find the one thing you are looking for. Then your whole piling system LOL is destroyed in just a few minutes of frantic searching.

It is time to stop living this way! In order to accomplish this we need to get your desk cleaned off! It has been your catch; your mail dumping ground. Most of what is on your desk is trash!

Go get a trash can and three boxes. Use your timer and work fast! Take breaks!

Place a trash bag in the trash can!


Take everything off the left side of your desk and put in box

Take everything off the right side of your desk and put in box

Take everything off the center of your desk and put in box

Stand back and look at your clean desk! Wipe it off.

Put the Left Box on the desk and start getting rid of trash real fast

Put the papers you need to keep back in the left box.

Do the same thing with the Center and Right box.

With the trash gone all that is left is important papers

Combine all important papers into one box. Label IMPORTANT

Empty Trash Can.

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead. If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website.

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