Tidy Up! It's National Clean Off Your Desk Day

Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:24 PM ET
Wells: Clean Off Your Desk Day
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on National Clean Off Your Desk day and finds that if she really cleaned off her desk, she wouldn't be able to find anything. Clearly, messy desks are an epidemic in this U.S.

Monday is National Clean Off Your Desk Day!

Most made up "holidays" are covers for some sort of business promotion. For example, it's also National Dress Up Your Pet Day, which I assume was created by pet stores which sell crazy costumes to put on your poor dog or cat.

But cleaning off your desk … who wins? Lysol?

If we didn't have so much else to worry about—like the debt ceiling or Iran—perhaps we could focus on the fact that we are a nation of messy desks. Whether that means we are a nation of messy minds is debatable.

How messy are we? I asked you to send photos, and you did. Watch the video to get the dirt.

—By CNBC's Jane Wells; Follow her on Twitter: @janewells


  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.