they were super easy to do
didn't cost much money
they've stood the test of time - important in any organizing gimmick you try
they make my life easier - really they are tools that enable my children to be self sufficient. That's huge for me and for them. I do believe that children have an innate desire to please. I saw it when I taught 1st grade and I see it with my children. As an adult, if I tell them what needs to be done and provide a way for it to be done, they feel more successful. Now, I won't do it for them, but I will do all I can to help them feel that sense of pride in succeeding. So, I organize in a way that my children know exactly where to find things, where to put things away, and as a result, we are both happy.