January 11th was national Clean Off Your Desk Day. The holiday, which falls on the second Monday in January each year, uses the snowball momentum of new year's resolutions to inspire people to give their work spaces a little tidying up.
My personal favorite strategy is creating "Action Piles," then immediately acting on them. There's different stacks for things like "file," "read" and "trash." The papers then get filed, read or trashed before I ever get up from my office nook.
If you need a little inspiration to get you started check out these Unplggd and Apartment Therapy Posts about organizing your desk: