With the stress of Back to School right around the corner, it can feel like there is so much to do! Get a jump on the scramble by taking some time to create a family command center in your home. If you are unfamiliar with the term family command center and are a parent of school-aged children, this post may just change your life! A family command center is a vertical organizational system which helps keep track of your family’s weekly events, daily chores, paper clutter, and more. Today we are going to explore eighteen different family command center ideas that are sure to inspire.
DROP ZONE COMMAND CENTERS
Determining where to place your command center can be the most challenging step in the process. Analyze where you have unutilized wall space and where your family naturally congregates. Many families find it helpful to create their command centers in a mudroom, garage, or foyer. If your children dump the contents of their backpacks in your mudroom, it might be a great idea to incorporate wall files for organizing important papers in this drop zone. Hang important paper file folders, calendar organizers, and dry erase boards to keep papers organized and family members on task.