We spotted that top image on Flickr, from member almostbunnies. We love the ingenuity of freeing up desktop real estate by moving obnoxious paper piles to the side of the desk.
If you want the same kind of organization for your workspace, it's easy to assemble:
1. Start with a hanging file-organizer.
We love these two picks, but anything that can hang will work. Check out your local home store or organization store, or search the web for "hanging file sorters."
2. Attach it to your desk with removable hooks.
3M Command Hooks are sent from heaven. They can hang heavy-duty stuff (like your insurmountable paper piles), but are still easily removable so you won't damage your desk. Don't like the look of hooks? Try the picture-hanging strips.