How to create a landing area for your kid’s school stuff

My new post is up at Unclutterer. This time, it’s about getting your kids to place their school stuff in a designated area every day:

“A new school year has begun here in the US and that means parents will be chasing the kids down for forgotten homework, crumpled permission slips and library books that were due weeks ago. Not to mention the trail of shoes, hats, jackets and backpacks, which, in my house at least, lead to the refrigerator. Save yourself some frustration — and teach the kids responsibility at the same time — by creating a “landing area” for all their stuff.”

No more backpack/jacket/permission slip heaps on the floor.