My husband and I are overwhelmed by mail and junk mail. The kitchen counter started turning into our store-all for mail. I knew a changed needed to take place! As the mail comes in, I am opening it right over a trash can and have a filing bin, out-going mail bin, and shredder right by me. So important mail gets filed, outgoing mail gets placed in a safe place, and junk mail gets in the shredder. It is definitely a simple organization trick, but has saved us from shuffling through piles and missing important bills/letters that were needing to be mailed out.