I am not one to make New Year's resolutions but I try to make a few small changes at the beginning of each year. In 2015 I want to be more organized and purge things that we don't need. Last year we added a Mud Room to our house and that was life changing for our family! It is nice to have one space that the kids can dump (because that is what they do) their backpacks, coats, boots and shoes that is not seen by people. It is not a huge space but it well for our family.
The one thing I wanted in a Mud Room was a command center. I never got around to creating it last year. I have been on a hunt for inspiration to create a command center that will work for our family and they small space that we have for it. We already have a lot planned for 2015. A big calendar for the month's activities is a must for us to stay organized. I would also like a place to keep invitations and important information for the kids.
The size of the space you have to work with and your families needs are very important when creating a family command center. We love that One Creative Housewife used was the wall right before you walk out into the garage for her Command Center.
If a family command center is out in the open for all to see, like the one created by The Caldwell Project, the key is to make sure that it is integrated with the rest of your house and it is both functional and appealing.
Better Homes and Gardens shows us that a small space can make the perfect place for a command center. Size doesn't always matter especially if you want to stay organized.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Having a command center located in the kitchen makes sense since everyone spends a lot of time in that space.
The Giant Command center that Beneath My Heart created not only looks cool but it works well for a larger family. It is also a very inexpensive way to design a command center.
How do you keep your family organized? Do you have a family command center? Share it with us on facebook.