A family command center is a great way to keep the family organized and running smoothly and efficiently. An organized family command center is vital in maintaining an organized household.
WHAT IS A COMMAND CENTER?
The family command center is an organized area where the family goes to get crucial information, paperwork, and common items used daily in the home. The command center is important in helping your family stay organized and on top of what is happening in the home. This area will vary slightly from one family to another depending on their various situations.
WHY HAVE A FAMILY COMMAND CENTER?
It can be difficult to keep track of all the family activities and things to be done in a family. If you are struggling to keep up with the clutter and keeping things organized in your home so they run smoothly, a command center is a great solution.
WHERE SHOULD YOU PUT YOUR FAMILY COMMAND CENTER?
The family’s command center should be in a highly trafficked area if possible. An area that will be able to be accessed easily and is within the natural flow of the family’s activities if possible. A large wall, shelves, a basket system or a cupboard all make a suitable family command center.
OUR FAMILY COMMAND CENTER
Because of our unique home, we have a command center that is in a couple of different areas of our home. We have our backpack drop off area in the entryway of our side door which is right next to the kitchen and in our laundry/mudroom. You can check that out here.
The rest of our command center is in the kitchen above the kitchen desk. I love that we are able to hide it away in a cupboard even though the storage bins and labels make it look pretty!
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WHAT SHOULD BE IN A FAMILY COMMAND CENTER?
There are a few organization items that will complete your command center. Some of the items I have below because they work in our space. But I also shared some items that we don’t have in our space but think they would make a great addition to your command center.
- A clock
- memo board or notes
- homework supplies
- commonly used items
- electronic cords
- mail center
- an in/out dropbox
- Paper Tray
- hooks for backpacks and coats
- key ring for house keys and car keys
- office supplies
- chore cards
- kids checkbooks
- family binders
- family files
FAMILY COMMAND CENTER BINS AND SUPPLIES
FAMILY COMMAND CENTER LABELS
Want to create some pretty labels for your family center? I created a simple download for you to use in your own homes. You can simply print them on white sticker paper and cut them out, or use them with some Avery labels (Avery 15660). You can use either the Avery clear labels or the Avery white labels. Or use a different type of label or label maker. I have listed some of my favorite label products below:
- Avery clear address labels
- Avery white address labels
- Avery Sticker Labels
- chalkboard labels
- Avery clear address labels
- Brother label maker (I love this one)
- Dymo Labeler
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OTHER ORGANIZATION PROJECTS
If you are interested in taking a deeper look into some of the spaces in my home, check out the following posts!
- Homework Station
- Medicine Cabinet Organization
- Laundry room
- Pantry Organization
- Spices Organization
- Clothing Organization & Storage Labels
- Printable Gluten Free Labels
- Printable Kitchen Organization Labels
- Christmas Decor Organization Labels
- Recipe Binder
- Weekly Meal Planner
- Favorite Organization Products
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