Personal items will quickly overwhelm a space if they don't have a specified place off the floor or desk top, says Brown. She suggests hanging hooks in your office or from your cubicle walls to organize your outerwear. Provide a separate hook for your purse, jacket, accessories and umbrella for visual appeal, and get in the habit of hanging each everyday. This way your colleagues and guests won't need to step over your bag or sit on your coat. 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.