This is my worst clutter collection point-- probably because it's the first clean-ish surface I encounter when I enter the house laden with mounds of junk mail.
Today I sorted out the pile (tame, compared to what has at times resided there) and moved our fruit bowl into it's place. Bam! No more room for piling! Let's hope I react by sorting through mail on the spot, rather than venturing further into the house and creating a new hot spot.
What are your hot spot eradication techniques?