While Albert Einstein might disagree, we here at SpareFoot think a clean and organized desk is a mighty fine thing to have.

In the spirit of National Clean Off Your Desk Day, the blog held a company wide contest to find the most organized, uncluttered and best looking desk in our office.

Employees cleared away outdated paperwork and dusty tchotchkes in hopes of earning the title of Cleanest Desk at SpareFoot ( and a $25 Amazon gift card). But there could be only one…

The keeper of SpareFoot’s cleanest desk is none other than Matt Land!


Matt is an Applications Developer at SpareFoot. He says he cleans his desk occasionally, but never lets it get too cluttered.

“Continuous upkeep so it’s never too messy. You never know when your parents might want a tour,” Matt said.

Matt said his tip for keeping his desk tidy is using disposable plates at lunch and cleaning up food on a daily basis.


“My biggest pet peeve on coworker desks is stacks of dirty plates, cups, flatware and empty bottles. Don’t attract bugs!”

Congratulations to Matt, and all the other SpareFeet who committed to a cleaner desk in 2016.

Want to have a clean desk like Matt? Read our pro tips for cleaning off your desk.

Alexander Harris