Tuesday, August 11, 2015

How to Make a Simple Command Center



When we started getting serious about battling clutter in our home, we realized part of our problem was that a lot of our papers didn't actually have a home. So they ended up on the table. And the counter. And everywhere. This command center gave us a way to keep mail clutter at bay and it was easy to put together, too!


Simple Command Center



Mailboxes

The core of the organization at work here are the mailboxes. Joe and I each have one. I can keep receipts, coupons, things I need to file, etc. in mine. Joe keeps things he needs to look at later or file in his. I picked these up at a local thrift store but you can find all sorts of wall mounted file organizers on Amazon.

We cut letters out of contact paper to personalize them with our names. If you have a craft cutter like a Silhouette or a Cricut, you can use those or my handy-dandy no-craft-cutter-needed technique to make something similar.


Menu board & Mailbox

Both the menu dry erase board and mailbox were thrift store finds. When I actually do meal planning (confession: meal planning is not my strong suit) it helps keep me organized and everyone on the same page. Check out dry erase menu boards on Amazon to find something similar for your home. The wall mounted mail box is a great place to tuck mail that hasn't been sorted yet (and for my kids to play with).


Top stuff


I got the All You Need Is LOVE sign from Read the Signs on Etsy. The monogram is a project I wrote about earlier (see the tutorial here - or click the picture below). The Family frame is another project I wrote about as well. (see the tutorial here - or click the picture below).




Putting together a command center doesn't have to be hard. If your family struggles to keep your daily paper load under control, try making a command center like mine to get organized before school starts!



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