Sometimes you get advice and you think to yourself "Ok, I guess thats cool." In the moment you may not be ready to understand or appreciate the advice, this does not diminish its wisdom however.
After reading Zach Holman's article on his bare minimal todo list, I thought I would give it a shot. It resonated with me for no other reason than messy desktops drive me bonkers. The closest analog I could think of was just slapping postit notes on my monitor. After using the basic principle for a while, I have settled down on some small tweaks / additions to the system. If you haven't read the original article, head on over to his post.