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A few months back I was frustrated with all of the pieces of paper we had stuck to the side of the fridge. I began looking through Pinterest for a family command center to organize our schedules, meal plan, grocery list, incoming mail etc etc.
I didn’t find one that fit our needs perfectly but I was able to find pieces that I liked and used those pieces plus my own ideas to create a command center all of our own.
I am so happy with the way that it turned out!
Here are the pieces that I used to make our command center happen.
Follow Your Arrow Sign
I knew that I wanted a quote above the command center. Something that could appeal to any of the five us that live in the house. Something that was positive and motivational.
It took me a while to make the decision on this follow your arrow sign but I think it is perfect. It also became the stepping point for my recent blog re-design as well. (My blog logo now has an arrow in it and a whole new look!)
Hopefully the sign will be a good reminder that we should all live our own lives and make our own path, whatever that path may look like.
I bought the sign on Etsy but if you are crafty (I am not), you may be able to make it on your own.
Magnetic Bulletin Boards
I bought two Umbra magnetic bulletin boards from Amazon. I thought they were fun and modern. You can use push pins or magnets on them making them multi-purpose which I love. They also can be hung vertical or horizontal depending on the size of the space you are using for your command center.
Bulletin Board Accessories
On one of the bulletin boards you will see the Inkwell Press Weekly Kickstart sheets. I use these both to share our weekly activities (as well as our meal plan and grocery list) with the entire family and to help me with my weekly planning in my Inkwell Planner. Click here to go to Inkwell Press and save $10 off a $50 purchase! You can also read my previous post about how I use my Inkwell Press Planner.
Also on the boards are magnetic dry erase thought bubbles also from Umbra. It’s a fun way to write little notes or share quotes with each other. Lastly B has his chore list and a list of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
Mason Jar Caddy
This was another Etsy purchase. Although I am sure you crafty folks could make this. It is perfect for storing pens, pencils and dry erase markers.
Mail + Key Organizer
I thought this was a cute way to hold our mail and spare keys. You can find it here on Amazon.
Rustic Wall Pockets + Folders
I needed something to hold B’s homework, school papers, his karate information etc. I purchased the wall pockets from The Container Store here. You could also use these similar ones from Amazon. The folders are from The Container Stores as well.
What do you think of our command center?
Do you have a command center in your home?