I was never a huge fan of widgets. I don't know I really like a lean and mean desktop...

But I love the strategy of a friend of mine when it comes to clean up the desktop. He uses a folder that he calls "Old desktop" and drags everything in that folder. Whatever he needs he drags back out. And then he created another "Old desktop" folder and does the same stuff again. He has like 50 nest "Old Desktop" on his desktop.