As a designer I've learned that there is usually a reason someone wants a fresh, new space that goes beyond hating the colors or furniture. For families with young children, there is generally an unmistakable desire to escape the kid clutter overtaking them. This image shows how beautiful storage can be — in theory. The reality is that no matter how many baskets we buy, they usually end up overflowing with muddy shoes, discarded schoolwork and piles of kids' stuff. In many cases getting a handle on kid clutter adds a sense of calm to a previously chaotic space.More Baskets Are Not the SolutionBelieve me, I know it’s not as simple as a trip to the Container Store. In fact, you can actually buy too many baskets! I’ve had to nix the influx of baskets into many a home. If you have it, you’ll fill it, when you really should be downsizing clutter.The practice of feng shui teaches that in the world of energy, like attracts like. So the hard truth is that unless you keep the rest of your house somewhat clutter free (the operative word is “somewhat”), your children won’t learn to deal with their own things effectively.