DIY Family Command Center

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DIY Family Command Center

It’s back to school time and usually what this means is busier schedules and a lot more time on the go. Marie from Blooming Homestead here to share some tips on how to help your family get organized with a DIY Family Command Center.

Family Command Centers can be tricky because each family has different needs so the first step is to determine what kind of system will work best for your family. We have an office area in our home but those school papers, lunch menu’s, and outgoing mail can get lost quite easily. Setting up a command center area was essential. We don’t have the space to dedicate a whole wall to a family command center, so we use the side of our fridge as information central. As you can imagine, the papers, calendars, permission forms, and shopping lists, etc. can get quite out of control. In an effort to conquer the clutter, I took everything off the fridge and wrote down a list of what would be our families organizational “needs”. We have 1 school age child and a baby on the way so our organizational needs list included:

Supplies:

  • Weekly Calendar
  • Outgoing mail or important letters
  • Important papers including school lunch menus, permission slips, papers to sign, etc.
  • Shopping list
  • Coupons, receipts, restaurant menus, gift certificates to use
  • General ‘To Do’ list area where we can leave important messages, call back numbers, etc.

After you have done an organizational analysis, you can get creative with how you put it together. I had a few magnets and a pencil case that I was able to re-purpose with a little modge podge and scrapbook paper.

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DIY Family Command Center

For the other essentials I went to staples and bought some things from the Martha Stewart Home Office line. Here are some close-ups of our Family Command Center: Important papers file and shopping list

DIY Family Command Center

Message center and receipt/coupon keeper

DIY Family Command Center

Weekly Calendar- I created this free printable, it would be super easy to laminate and reuse it with dry erase marker.

Free Download

If you would like to download this free week at a glance printable you can find it here.

DIY Family Command Center

After putting my family command center together I’m feeling much more prepared for the busy back to school time that is fast approaching. (Not to mention our new baby that will be here soon!)

DIY Family Command Center

If you’re interested in other home organization free printables you can visit my blog for free cleaning schedules, home and auto info sheets, menu planning printables and more.

I’d love for you stop by and see what I’ve been up to over at Blooming Homestead, here are a few of my latest projects.

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Old Bucket Makeover with Jute /     Kids Free Lunchbox Jokes Printables/            Toy Organization

marie Hi! I’m Marie and I blog over at Blooming Homestead. I love to share my latest projects, printables, recipes, and more! Crafting is a passion of mine and I love to share my projects with others. Other than crafting and creating, I absolutely love being a mother and wife. I have a 7 year old son, and a baby girl on the way so our lives are about to get even more interesting! You can also find me on facebook, twitter, pinterest, google +, and instagram.

 

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Hello! I am Marie from Blooming Homestead and I have a passion for all things crafty, this includes home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, I enjoy making our house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!) This usually requires me to think outside the box and get creative. I love sharing my tutorials and projects in hopes that I can inspire others. When I am not crafting, I like to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, I love spending time with my husband of 11 years and our little boy who is growing up way too fast.

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  1. Marie-Soleil posted on August 19, 2013 at 9:15 am (#
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    Love this post! I was planning on diy ing a command center this week in order to get ”family organized” and this post will definitly be helpful and inspirational! Thank you so much! Arrived at the perfect time!

  2. Tammy posted on August 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm (#
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    Is this board magnetic? If so how did you do that? I really like the setup with the mail, coupon, and pencil holders and a place for everything.