Today is the day to clean things up.

Are you concerned about what may be hiding in those piles on your desk? Tackle that messy desktop during National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This special day was originated by Anne Chase Moeller who often helped out in her father’s office and shared his incredibly cluttered desk. In order to create a place where she could work, she would spread a cloth over his chaos and then do her work…

When she finished, she would put her things away, including the cloth and leave. At the end of 1982 she declared that he would clean off his desk at least once each year. Naturally, being in the business, they entered National Clean Off Your Desk Day into the record book for the second Monday in January, and the rest is history.

via Presurfer