"The only stuff in the radius of your arms should be the stuff you need immediately," says Walsh. Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Instead, rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. For most, that means a monitor and keyboard, telephone, two pens, one notebook, a lamp and one family photograph in your most-used workspace. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you've established for them. More From Forbes: 20 Careers Headed for the Dustbin Top Tips to Improve Your Money Can Body Language Cost You a Promotion? The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.