Your goal for handling junk mail is to only deal with it once. If you decide it's junk, don't set it down again to deal with it later. Ideally, you want to have either a wastebasket or recycling bin near the place where you read the mail. I've read tips suggesting that you read the mail outside so that you don't even bring that junk mail in the house. But to people who live in cold climates (like me!) this isn't very appealing. My solution was to keep a recylcing basket in the kitchen, the room I enter first when coming home and retrieving my mail.