Home Organization with Command Stations

Monday, January 19, 2015

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Today I thought we would discuss organizing your home life with the use of Command Stations. When our children were small, there was no "Pinterest" or even blogs to gather great ideas and help us organize all the papers that came home from school, etc.  

But now, oh my word, there are so many great ideas out there!  I put together a few that were my favorite and if I had to do it all over again, I would definitely incorporate some of these great command stations into our house and create the perfect home organization!

When my kids came home from school each day we went through the backpacks together to get all the papers right away.  I would go through them and take care of what needed immediate attention and the rest would go in a special file I kept by my computer.  If there was something that needed to go on the calendar, we did it right away so we wouldn't forget.  

I love the idea of having a command station for the whole family to be able to see 
what's happening and there's a place for everything.  It also teaches your children to become 
organized which is so important.  

In our laundry room/mud room closet, my hubby created an area where the kids
could hang up their book bags.  We didn't purchase anything special, he made his own
peg hooks out of leftover lumber.  We put in a shoe rack for their shoes
and some baskets up on top to hold their winter gear.   It worked fine for us and our son, who will graduate this year still hangs his book bag and all his other sports bags on these pegs.  

I love this idea from  Money Saving Queen...

Landee attached sheet metal to the side of her cabinets and then used magnets to attach photo frames, memo boards, cup holders for pens and the rest to make a great organization station in her kitchen... 

I love this idea from Jenna Burger Design of painting a wall with chalkboard paint 
and then adding all you need to organize your family's life...

Home Heart Harmony incorporates a desk into a really
neat organized station...

Simply Organized uses the inside of a pantry closet
to help keep her family organized...

A simple entry from I Heart Organization...

This is seriously on my "to-do" list...a charging station 

Love this idea also from Driven by Decor.
THIS will be the one I show to my husband to recreate...

Instructions on how to create this Chalkboard with Key Hooks

We have all our keys on hooks that we purchased from Lowes years ago.
They're hanging in our laundry room by a small table that my husband uses 
to keep his phone and charger.  In the drawers I have a few baskets that both my husband
and son use when they empty their pockets at the end of the day.  

I use another peg board hanging up by the washing machine that holds my purses.  

This is a great idea also, from Ikea...

I hope you were able to find some ideas that 
you can use for your family.

I'll leave you one final thought on organizing:

Have a place for everything and put everything its place.


  1. I love organization. Love, love, love it! I an easily wander around an office supply store, or the organizational section of Target for hours! I love some of the ideas you gathered, especially that chalkboard with the hooks :)

  2. Hey, thanks for featuring our command centre! It really has transformed the amount of paper clutter hanging around our kitchen. I love the other ideas you've shared here too. Thanks so much, Sue from Home Heart Harmony

  3. So many good ideas here! I want to wave a magic wand and have someone come and set up my house! I'm pinning this, because one of these days I am going to get organized! My friend just started teaching me QuickBooks...that's a step in the right direction to getting my business organized! Thanks for sharing this with us at #FoodieFriDIY! Hope to see you again tonight!

  4. There are several of these I absolutely love especially the command center by One Creative Housewife. Thank you for sharing with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. So many good ideas! My kids are older too, but I did much the same as you-went through their papers right away and wrote things on the calendar. I am a teacher and always encourage my parents to fill out papers right there at school before they get lost! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  6. omg, so organized! i was looking for a mail station recently, and found one on clearance from pottery barn.

  7. I only wish I was so organized! We barely have any counter or wall space even for things like that. Such a good idea!

  8. Thanks for these. I don't have kids at home anymore but am always looking for some great organizing ideas. I love looking at these organized spaces!
    Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty I hope to see you there again this week too!

  9. I'm all in organization mode right now with the school year starting back up, so this post is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link.

  10. These are all really great ideas. I have one on top of my counter but I need to change it. It's not very practical there. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. When I get a house, I plan on making a center and this post will help me brain storm. I just need to get the house first. Have a great day.

  12. I love all these great ideas! Thanks for sharing at the Craft Frenzy Friday linky party at Mom Home Guide! I really need to create a central charging station for my family -- there are gadgets charging all over the place at my house!

  13. Lots of great ideas here! I can see a few that would work well for my husband and I! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week :)

  14. Now I just need to find a place to implement this in my house. And then choose one of these wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.