One thing you will find in every branch of the military is a command center. Those who work Command Post are responsible for any military installation’s precise and smooth operation. Why, you may ask? They are in charge of communicating with every department, anyone coming and going or involved with the base.
Having a Command Center in your home can help your entire family become more organized. It is a great way to help create routines, schedules and even tame those wild mornings.
Command Centers can be in any space, small or large, in your home. The optimal placement would be a high traffic area where all members of your household will pass frequently. For many families this may be an entry way, mud room, near the front door or the kitchen.
Once you have your space, it is time to plan it out.
What do you need to organize, schedule and store for the entire family? Mail? School work? Schedules or appointments?
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Make a list of what types of things you want your family to know. How will you communicate this? Perhaps you need a calendar showing appointments, birthdays, holidays and events. If you have school age children this is a great place to organize school work, back packs, permission forms, etc. Clipboards and hooks are quick and easy ways to store these items and keep them accessible. Don’t forget to make this area fun! get the whole family involved in decorating! Perhaps add frame pictures of children’s art work, fun family pictures, or quotes. Perhaps showcase items that represent each family member. Create an area that everyone feels connected to and involved with. This will ensure that everyone will check in daily and keep your schedule going smoothly.
- Label a clip board for each child and never miss those due dates!
- Create chore charts for each family member for easy reminders of responsibilities.
- Clip encouraging notes or fun pictures to make each family member feel special!
It is important to remember to make it your own! Make it fun, engaging and functional!
What is the most important item you want to include in your command center? Comment below!
Let’s Calm the Chaos!