Keeping a large family organized is tricky work. It gets increasingly difficult as your kids grow and become involved in more and more extracurricular activities. A family command center is a great way to keep dates straight, papers corralled, and your sanity intact. Here are seven solutions for busy families.
You can recreate this magnetic bulletin board from Modish & Main with magnetic paint. Yes, magnetic paint! You use it like regular paint, and when dry it holds magnets just like your refrigerator! Use on a piece of wood, like you see above, or paint an area right onto your wall.
Organization doesn’t need to be ugly. This stylish herringbone cork board designed by Spark and Chemistry incorporates a pretty design but is still a fully functional cork board.
Check out this cork board variant that combines form with function. These cork board letters found on Home Heart Craft are a knock-off of a much pricier Urban Outfitters product.
To add even more functionality to your cork board, turn it into a family calendar! Replicate the paint chip calendar made by Say Yes with a large cork boards and paint chips from a home improvement store. So colorful!
Speaking of unique calendars, check out this bicycle wheel calendar from Thistlewood Farms! Each segment represents a different task or day of the week. Imagine how much fun your kids will have spinning the calendar and adding their events.
If you are willing to put in a little DIY elbow grease, you can make a complete command center like this one by Girl Loves Glam. The center keeps your family calendar, weekly menu, cleaning schedule, and more on white boards in one central location.
You don’t have to be limited to just one type of board either. This DIY command center on Everyday Dishes features a chalkboard, two different kinds of cork boards, a white board, and a pretty fabric panel.
And, if your kids are constantly losing track of all their school gear, this back to school organization station from Tatertots & Jello is the answer. Not only does it have a message board for papers and photos, but it features file folders for homework and hooks for backpacks, sports gear, and coats!