Do you have way too many items on your desktop? Do you hate cleaning up that mess? Camouflage, a free utility from Briksoftware, is the right tool for you. It hides all the icons and leaves nothing but the pure wallpaper. It’s the digital equivalent of sweeping everything under your bed.
Camouflage does more than cover up the desktop files. Double-click on your newly immaculate desktop, and the Finder opens the list of all your desktop items in a new window. I’ve run this on my MacBook Pro for about a month and it has turned out to be a lot more useful than I had expected.
Source: Mentioned by Cory Bohon on TUAW. Sadly, creating the screenshot for this tip did not require much preparation on my part.