Organization Series: Command Centers

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. If you’re new welcome, if you’re a returning reader welcome back!

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On to Today’s Topic: Command Centers. If you don’t know what a command center is let me tell you what you’ve been missing.

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(Photo Credit:Pinterest)

A command center is an area in your home or office that keeps you organized  on all things going on with your family for that day, week, or month. You can customize it to fit YOUR family needs and it’s so simple to create!

What you’ll need:

 

Calendar: I just purchased a beautiful dry erase calendar from Target but you can use a paper one you have on hand.

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(Photo Credit:Target 9.99)

A notepad or dry erase board: I’ll be using a picture frame from the dollar store with some card stock paper on the inside and the dry erase markers I’ll have on hand. You use this area as a place for to do list and reminders for yourself. You can also use a board to post your meal plans and shopping list for the week!

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(Photo Credit: Amazon: Retails $129.00)

A desk or table: This would be used for your baskets and storage purposes for things like pens, Dry erase markers, etc. I am waiting on my desk portion to come in. I am DIY’ing this item because I refuse to pay $129.00 right now as it’s just way out of my budget. Plus, I can customize it to address my specific needs for my family! Checkout the link below to see where I obtained the idea and stay tuned for my own DIY tutorial on how I plan to do my desk! My customization costs less than $40.00!

https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/10118971/

https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/00251135/

https://www.amazon.com/Marble-Contact-Countertops-Wallpaper-Self-Adhesive/dp/B07BKWG7BH/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541530903&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=gold+and+marble+contact+paper&dpPl=1&dpID=41Gqgy5Hw1L&ref=plSrch

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-Vintage-Metallic-Spray-Paint-Warm-Gold/48810202

Baskets for incoming and outgoing: I have these baskets I purchased from target that match the gold in my calendar. This is where Mail, Faith’s folders for school, etc. will go for you to look over.

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(Photo Credit: Target-$4.99)

A basket or bowl: This item doesn’t need to be big. It’s just a drop area for things that usually get misplaced such as your keys, checkbooks, and wallet. If you or your significant other are anything like my husband this will save you so much time in the mornings. I’ll be using baskets and bowls like this onebecause they are on hand from Target. I’ll just be spray painting the inside gold so it matches my theme.

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(Photo Credit: Target:$6.99)

Additional boards: You can make the command center as specific as you want! You can add additional boards for everyone in your family to keep track of their chores, activities, etc.

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(Photo Credit:Amazon $30.00)

Coat hooks: Awesome for storing book bags, keys, jackets, and purses for on the go in the morning!

Your command center can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. The purpose is to have everyone on the same page simplifying your day because you would be able to plan accordingly.

For some motivation on command center ideas checkout Pinterest. Don’t forget to stay tuned for my command center transformation. I’m just waiting on the desk shipment and ai’ll be Able to get that up for you guys!

Hugs,

Ashley

 

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