'I hate belongings. I hate clutter. It really bothers me because I can't think properly. If you've got distractions in front of you, your mind goes nuts.'
Whatever day of the week it is, we’re sure that even a small part of you is looking forward to Friday and that lovely feeling of walking out of work, ready to relax, party, spend time with love ones, watch sports or however it is you enjoy your free time.
TIP: Download the Tidy Friday support materials at the bottom of this blog post.
What is Tidy Friday?
Our Tidy Friday campaign has captured the attention of many of our partners here on the Warp It portal. But, what is Tidy Friday?
Tidy Friday is a campaign designed for the Warp It lead member to encourage your staff and Warp It participants to declutter and clean up their desks on a Friday before leaving for the weekend. This means we will saying things like:
“If you find equipment or stationery that you don’t need, we ask you to list it on Warp It for the benefit of your colleagues. Two staplers? You don’t need them both. A pile of empty folders? Your colleague in accounting could really use them. Get it listed. Warp It. Warp it. Warp It! ”
Engaging your staff in reuse
When staff practice the reuse element of Tidy Friday, listing their surplus assets, they begin engaging with and becoming accustomed to using their reuse system. Plus, when you’re reusing small items from your desk, it will give you the idea that you can also reuse large items when you no longer need them.
We want to support the backbone of reuse in your organisation, the Warp It lead and the green champions or key stakeholders. This is why the support document at the end of this post contains all of the things you need to integrate Tidy Friday, and you can do it all in less than thirty minutes!
What do you need to get started?
3 minutes to read this article.
1 minute to download the Tidy Friday support materials.
5 minutes to print out the support materials and decide what needs to be edited by your graphics person- add logo etc
5 minutes to send the materials out across your network
2 minutes to talk in front of your office members about the campaign
You could be 16 minutes away from reuse engagement...
Ten reasons why it’s a good idea to clear your desk on a Friday
Reduced chance of losing important documents
Fresh start on Monday morning increases workplace satisfaction
Cleaning is therapeutic
A clean desk inspires confidence and professionalism - it can improve your chances of a promotion!
It helps keep sensitive information safe
It helps you access things more quickly. Some people claim they work better in chaos, but it’s only because they don’t have an efficient system in place.