It has come to the attention of the Neurotic Parent Institute that there are specialists who charge $300-$400 an hour to help eighth graders (of the male gender) organize their backpacks. This is in anticipation of ninth grade, when suddenly everything will "count."
A word to the wise: Not a prudent investment. Our rising junior son just came home from a top college, where he is doing reasonably well in a difficult major, and his backpack STILL resembles a trash can. But at least this year he did not bring home any 3.5" flying roaches.