I always seem to have papers on my desk. Often they are in piles. It's true that they are usually small, tidy piles - but they are still piles. At some point I have to deal with them so that I have room to work.
I ran across this idea in Martha Stewart Living. She says to put those piles on clip boards that hang on the wall and get them off your desk! She gives decoupage instructions for covering them with pretty paper. Her site is packed with good ideas!
I admit that Marha's are cuter than mine. I think I need more clipboards. But you can't see the rest of the room - I'm not sure my wall can take much more.
I'm happy to say, though, that my desk is already cleaner and I do like that!