#2 - At School
Were you one of those kids who had a disaster desk back in your school days? The kind that made the teachers groan and shake their heads? Or were you one of those tidy students with everything perfectly organized? If the latter, it might be your fate to shudder in horror the next time you crack open your kid's desk at a parent teacher conference and find they have not inherited your fastidious faculties.
Dividers are one strategy -- they help separate stacks of stuff so one pile doesn't tumble onto another. Kids also make great use of pencil cases and other containers that keep pens and erasers and the like from sliding around -- even a Ziploc bag can do the trick. Labeled folders can be a big help too; they give a home to important papers like permission slips and handouts.