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Why You Should Clean Up Your Desk, but Not Too Much

There's a sweet spot for the amount of clutter that makes you work well. Too little is as bad as too much.

If you've ever scoffed at a colleague’s messy desk, it should come as no surprise that clutter on the job can invite shame. A survey by the hiring firm Adecco found that 57 percent of workers admitted to judging their peers by the cleanliness of their workspace. Another Adecco survey found that nearly one-third of workers said people who left desks and common spaces messy were their single biggest office annoyance. 

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