Learn how to make a family command center in your home!
Creating a family command center is a simple way to help keep your home organized. A few years ago, I decided to use a wall in our kitchen for this and it has been a favorite organization hack!
Keep reading to learn what to include!
How to Get Started with a Family Command Center
What key parts will be included?
Do you want this space to hold schedules, the calendar, paperwork, keys, school bags, etc? Make a list of what you want to be in the command center.
Decide on a location.
Look around your home and decide where you plan to set this up. You will want to find the main space of your home so it is seen frequently.
We decided to have ours in the kitchen, but it is on two different walls in the kitchen because we have a smaller home.
What should you include?
You get to customize what you include in your family command center!
Most command centers include a calendar, either weekly or monthly. From there you decide what you want to add in!
Other items to include:
- Morning and evening routines for kids
- Chore chart
- Meal Planner
- Shopping List
- Memo board
- Inspirational Quotes
- Family Mission Statement
- In-tray and out-tray
- Cleaning schedule
- Family Photos
- Charging station
- Whiteboard or chalkboard or clipboard
What is in our family command center?
The calendar is on the wall next to it but I consider this all part of the same space.
Meal planning is essential to helping me keep our groceries on a budget! I use a print to write our weekly menu on and then there is a grocery list where we can write items we run out of. I plan to laminate these so it is easy to use!
Get the menu print and grocery list printable to use here!
Each child has a clipboard that holds their chore chart. In complete honesty, we do not always check these off but they know they need to do their daily chores.
Get the chore chart here!
Currently, I have this jar with fresh flowers and greenery from the yard. I plan to switch it up depending on the season. Adding in a wreath is another fun idea!
Our command center is simple and minimal. It changes with our family as we need it to. When you create your own, remember to be flexible with it and allow you to adjust as your family needs!