Every household has certain needs and information that should be readily available for each family member: shopping lists, kids’ homework, calendars with reminders about where everyone will be on which days, schedules, etc. That is why organizing a command center in your home will be a game changer for you! All pertinent information…right there together!
What do I need? I have posted a picture of the command center in my home. Now, this product I am using is no longer on the market, but that’s okay. A command center can be easily assembled after buying whatever you want to create your own! The first step is to consider what information you’d like to have there. For example, you can see in mine that there is a grocery list, some pens, my son’s school and tae kwon do schedules, some flash cards that I try to review each day with my oldest child, and a folder for each member of the family for mail, magazines, homework, etc. But of course, every family’s needs are different!
I have also posted pictures of two of my client’s command centers. As you can see, one is merely a cork board. The client simply uses push pins to hang keys and to post invitations to events, shopping lists, and babysitter information. The other command center was made from a dry-erase calendar and two wall pockets with file folders, which were purchased and assembled relatively easily. The client then neatly labeled the folders to handle incoming mail and important reminders for each member of the family. You can easily create a great customized command center for your family. The necessary items can be found at any major super store or office supply store.
Where should it go? I’m not sure if it’s easy to tell in the picture, but my command center hangs on my pantry door, mainly because that is how this particular product is made to be used. But any free wall space in your home may be used to create your family’s command center. However, I do recommend putting it in the area where your family tends to head out for the busy day so that important information can be referenced and/or grabbed on the way out.
What are some pertinent items that you have (or should include) in your family’s command center? I’m looking forward to reading your responses below. And as always, call me if you need help creating yours!