Items for the family : how to create a command center.

I’m a busy mom of four I’m constantly looking for ways to stay organized so that’s why when I found out about this family command center idea I couldn’t wait to try it and I’m so excited to share it with you today I’m going to tell you what a command center is why you might want to make one how I’m using the one that I made and where you can set more information if you want to make your own so stay tuned
okay so first off what is a command center now for me a command center is more than just a place to put your keys or drop off your mail when I think of the word command it makes me think of something or someone that gives direction instructions and tells you what to do so that’s exactly what I wanted my family command center to do I like to use my family’s command center as a central place to keep track of the systems and schedules that I use in my home and it’s not just for me to look at it’s for everyone in the family so you can all stay organized and on track now family command centers come in all shapes and sizes and what’s great about them is you can totally customize it to your specific needs some families like to keep their command center on the side of their fridge while others might want to put it in a mudroom or an entryway of their house basically you can put your family command center anywhere that your family can see it and use it in my house the side of a fridge just wasn’t enough space for all the things I wanted to keep track of and we actually don’t even have a mudroom so what I decided to do is put my command center on the inside door of my office closet it’s a nice central location in my house but the good thing about putting it on a door is let’s say family or friends come over I could easily close the door and not everybody needs to know what my family schedule and routines are so I can just put it away now like I said each family command center is going to be a little bit different depending on the family here’s
what I have in my command center I have my weekly cleaning schedule a family calendar my kids morning routine and m kids bedtime routine o’clock we can stay on time hopefully I’ve also included sticky notes a shopping list and a place to keep a writing utensil so hopefully I never have to go searching for a pen when I need to write something on account no because my command center is on the back of a door I didn’t really want to drill into the door or put any permanent holes in the door so what I did was I went to Walmart and I picked up an oil drip pan now these are meant to go under your car it’s basically just a big sheet of metal I had my husband drill two holes in this pan and then I use some over the door hooks to hang it to the door then I glued magnets I found in the craft section of Walmart onto the back of each of the components this means I can change the layout of my command center at any time since everything is now a magnet I’ve attached my routines and schedules to a clipboard so that I can easily change it out whenever my routine or schedule needs to change the clipboards lanyards sticky notes and pen holder all came from the Dollar Tree I also included a calendar a clock and this cute sign to remind me to smile I found all of these at Walmart now some other things you could add to your command center include a place to keep your keys a place to put down mail and your menu plan for the week now since my command center is not in the kitchen or in the entryway I decided not to include these but you definitely could now you want to make your own family command center I highly recommend that you start by going on Pinterest there you can find so many photos ideas and free printables that will help you design one just for your family oh yeah guys and while you’re on Pinterest don’t forget to follow me because I pin things all the time okay friends that is probably everything you ever wanted to know about family command centers but if you have any questions at all please leave them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can .