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.
This is our DIY Message Center that my husband created for us just recently. I love it!
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
from Honey, You Baked...
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
from Shanty 2 Chic.
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.
From Martha Stewart.
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.
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