Learn how to set up a family command center to help your family stay organized.
A family command center is essential in eliminating the paper clutter in your home. Setting up this space will help your family have a home base for all of the papers, schedules, and so on.
Every home has a struggle with paper clutter. From mail to school papers to receipts and so on, papers are constantly entering our homes and piling up on the counters.
In order to eliminate this clutter, we need to come up with a system. Personally, I have found the use of a command center to be the answer to the problem.
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CLEAR THE CLUTTER CHALLENGE 2021
If you are just stopping by for the first time, Welcome! We are decluttering our entire home in 8 weeks. We are on Week FIVE of the Challenge and we are organizing our bedrooms. For all the details of the Clear the Clutter Challenge START HERE!
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So far we have decluttered and organized three spaces in our homes! See the different spaces below!
Today, we are moving on to learning how to organize your paper clutter.
Tips for Using a Family Command Center
Decide if you will create your own or purchase one.
In the past, I made my own DIY version. However, I am now using The Taylor, a command center from 1 Thrive, and am loving it! If you want to try one, use the code KERI10 to get 10% off your command center. I was very impressed with how easy it was to put together and love the interchangeable features. Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!
Include a calendar in the space.
In this space, you want to have a calendar where the family can see what is on the schedule in one visual space. I am using a calendar from Busy Bee. If you choose a system from 1 Thrive, you will see there are tons of options with calendars in them.
Using a chalkboard or dry erase calendar, allows you to easily use the setup year after year.
Make it work for your family.
Every family is unique so their command center must be unique. Do you want to have your meal plan in this space? Will there be a bulletin board to hold certain reminders? Think through what you need to help your family.
Set it up in a high traffic location in your home.
If your command center is hidden, it will not be helpful. Look at your home and determine where a good spot would be. Ours is in the dining area which is right off of the kitchen.
How I use my command center:
Weekly Meal Plan: The top space is where I write our weekly meal plan. The kids love being able to see what is on the menu and it helps me to have a quick glance every morning.
Markers Nearby: I love the hanging cups that came with this! They are perfect to hold the chalk markers so everything I need is right there.
To-Do List: Having a central to-do list is a great place to write down errands or specific tasks that need to be finished.
Bulletin Board: I love having this spot to hang my library receipts and specific coupons.
File Folder Holder: As I have shared in the past, I use two file folders to help with paper clutter: the inbox and the bills folder. Now both of these folders sit in the holder.
HOW TO JOIN THE 2021 CLEAR THE CLUTTER CHALLENGE
1.Sign up for the Clear the Clutter Challenge HERE.
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3. Follow along on Instagram for daily tips throughout the week!
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