Heather Knittel and Susan Borax of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions have ideas to cut the clutter: limit the amount of art and homework you save for each child. Hold onto the best, and at the end of June save the top five pictures or projects in memory boxes. Establish a daily backpack routine. Pick a time when you can sit down together to empty its contents so you can review any teacher notices or schoolwork, and weed out the snack remains or the smelly runners. Make sure there is a designated backpack storage spot near the door.