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This is a re-post from last year on how we set up our family's command center. I'd love to know how you organize your family's schedule each week!
My friend Staci had some great suggestions on creating a “command” center to handle weekly schedules, menu planning and more. I asked her to send over a picture of hers (so I'd know where to start!), and this is what she made using an open frame from Hobby Lobby, piece of cardboard, and plain fabric. She cut the cardboard to fit into the opening of the frame, covered it with tan muslin fabric, and decorated it with wall decals.
As you can tell, hers is huge which I love, and such a good way to get a large board at a great price! After seeing her idea I created mine using the set of bulletin & dry erase boards that I already have near our kitchen, and added a printed calendar, the kids school lunch schedule (although lately all three of my kids are eating lunches packed at home), and a free printable menu planner.
Now that my dry erase board is finally clean, I can also use it to keep up with our daily schedule as well as my kid's to do list!
Do you include other items in your family's “command center”? I'd love to hear what helps make your family's schedule easier to manage, so I'd love for you to take a minute to leave a comment to share!
Here are a few specific items to work on today if you don't have a plan in place to organize your family's menus and calendars:
- Create a calendar including your family's weekly schedule (you can create a super cute free 2014 calendar at Tomcat Studio)
- Write out your week's menu plan using this Meal Planning Schedule at Organizing Homelife or Grocery List and Menu Plan Printable at Kamley Lane
- Organize your kitchen counters and get rid of any paper clutter that's been lurking this past week
Looking for more ways to get organized in 2014? Here you go . . .
- Day One: Shine Your Sink
- Day Two: Dust The Top Of Your Entertainment Center
- Day Three: The Entertainment Center Day 2
- Day Four: Your Budget (Free Printable Budget Spreadsheet)
- Day Five: Complete (Complete.) the Laundry
- Day Six: Organize Your Laundry Room (Frugal Laundry Room Update)
- Day Seven: The Ironing
- Day Eight: The Linen Closet
- Day Nine: The Fridge
- Day Ten: The Freezer
- Day Eleven: The Spice Cabinet
- Day Twelve: The Pantry Part One
- Day Thirteen: The Pantry Part Two
- Day Fourteen: Pick a Closet
- Day Fifteen: The Junk Drawer
- Day Sixteen: What Do You Need In Your Kitchen?
- Day Seventeen: The Medicine Cabinet
- Day Eighteen: How We Began “Staging” A Room
- Day Nineteen: Organize Your Coupons
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