Just wanted to share a program I'm working on. It is a panel indicator that can help keep your desktop clear by creating a folder named with the day's date and moving everything on your desktop into it. I hope that someone finds it useful! Check it out and download it at http://zburnham.co.cc/dayfolder/.
I'm only just working on it, and it hasn't messed up any of my files or sent them where I haven't wanted them, but if that happens to you, don't blame me!