Need a New Approach to Organizing Your Kid's Stuff?

If you've got kids, you've got stuff! (And lots of it, most likely.)

In my work as an organizer, I tend to see parents "doing" the organizing in their child's room, rather than inviting their child to participate. This is so natural though. I don't have kids yet, but I daydream about how I'll organize my imaginary child's room. My approach tends to sound like this: "I'll do it myself, thank you very much!" I wonder though if our kids might become more organized in their own spaces if we actually involve them in the process? 

The truth is, you probably can do it faster, better, and more efficiently than your 5 year old. But in the end, what are they learning? And are they more organized? 

I think you'll find this article (9 New Rules for Decluttering A Kid's Room) in Good Housekeeping super intriguing, maybe challenging, and hopefully empowering. I just loved this organizer's approach to helping her client wade through her child's room. 

What do you think? How do you help your kids get and stay organized?