I think I’ve said it before, but if not, then I will now. I am in a funk. I am in funk with my food, with my house, with my exercising, with practically everything. Well, I’m sick of this funk and am working hard on getting out of it. Because I am a list maker I wrote down all the things that ARE working and those that ARE NOT working. I think if I work on ‘the list’ and get to cross things off, my funk with be de-funked. Do you follow?
So I will start today with a positive.Something that is working. My command center is totally working for us. I absolutely adore it and it keeps me sane. I originally posted it on my friend, Courtney’s blog and I am sure a lot of you popped over there to show her some love, but in case you missed it….I am posting it here….
I really felt like I needed a place to have our calendar, our reminders, our family binder and supplies to write notes or mail letters, all in one place. Plus, we go to the library every week or so and keeping track of the public library books, the school library books and our books was becoming a daunting task. So that’s where the command center comes in. Eric finds it hilarious that I call it that, but it is seriously the hub of our house! Besides my planner, everything is written or stored in this area.
So let’s get this show on the road….
Here it is….I just love it so much.
This chalkboard was made using a frame that I purchased at Goodwill for $.99. Eric painted the frame and then painted the glass with chalkboard paint! I am in love with it because it is a great place to jot down things like what we have run out of or we use it as a “Don’t forget board”.
The calendar is just a simple dry erase calendar that I have had forever. Yes, it is color coded- it just makes life easier. I am obsessed with it. I am constantly writing things on it and when I see Eric check it when he is on the phone with someone to see what’s going on that day, it makes him pretty sexy;) Sorry about the glare—-
The bulletin board is something else that I have had forever. I put things like invitations, Delaney’s Book-it form (remember Book-It?? I loved getting my personal pan pizza) and her school calendar on it. It is black, but I just use Washi tape to change up the border a bit based on the season:)
I like to write notes to the kids to put in their lunch boxes and I needed supplies nearby. I was walking back and forth to Daylen’s room/office daily and that was just too much exercise for me, so I rearranged some drawers in the kitchen and came up with this:
Here is a little closer look:
I have my Sharpies that Brody is not allowed to touch, I have pencils for homework, washi tape for the note cards, paper clips, post-its, scissors, white out, a pencil sharpener and big erasers. I love this drawer!
The room in the picture below is a room that most people would put a small table, but we use the bar for that and I just thought it would cause a traffic jam if there was a table in there, so we now use it kind of like a mud room. The dresser has all the things we use for parties (post coming soon) and the baskets hanging on the wall keep my mind sane.
Our binder was always just on the kitchen counter or stuffed in a bag and it drove me nuts. Now, it has a home. A home that is not in Brody’s immediate reach to ‘check out’ at his leisure, I might add. No one touches the binder. The other basket is for the public library books. I just put them in there and take one or two out at a time to read and then we put them back. It has been a life saver!
Here’s another view….you can sort of see the command center on the other wall
There ya have it! Between my binders, my planer and my command center, I keep my family organized! Thanks so much for letting me guest pot Courtney!
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Do you have a command center in your house? I would love to see it!
Thanks for reading…. peace out!