Back to school is a busy time for kids and that means extra clutter. Between backpacks, books, and sports equipment, you may feel overrun! The best way to tackle the clutter monster is to get the kids to help keep things under control.Encouraging children to take ownership of their own possessions is both helpful for you and a useful life skill for them. Create a home for each child to store their own items, whether it’s in the entryway or the garage. Sports equipment may need a shelf or bin.