Today I'm going to take 10 minutes total - 5 minutes on each surface - to clear off my desks. I don't have pictures of my school desk to show you, but I can show you my home desk.
Here's the before picture.
Here's the after picture.
I actually did file and purge everything in the pile. I didn't just clear it off for the sake of the picture. I promise. =] I feel much better about my space now.
Today I challenge you to do the same. Choose a space - your desk, kitchen counter, coffee table, etc. - and conquer the pile that's slowly growing. Don't just move it - file it or purge it. You'll feel better afterwards.