I am still amazed by the response my Time To Get Organized post has received. I get more comments and emails about how we like our command center than anything else on my entire blog. We have been using our command center for 6 months now and I thought an update was due.
Here is a side by side comparison after the 6 months of use.
I erased the calendar because I didn't want to post our day to day schedule. If sections of this photo look a little blurry, it is because I blurred out some of the other personal information.
As you can see, overall the command center has stayed pretty much the same. I have added a bunch of different colors of dry erase markers. The other thing I added was a second magnetic basket.
Now the breakdown of how we use it.
On the Monthly Calendar, I try to keep each activity a specific color, so it is easy to see what is happening each day at a quick glance. I still keep a schedule book for the entire year, but the Monthly Calendar lets everyone in my house know where everyone is or needs to be.
The Kids' Boards are used to keep their drop off and pick-up times for schools and activities straight, and what days they have gym, music, art, etc.
The Kids' Bins hold their school and activity related papers.
The Receipts, Coupons, and Mail Bins are just there to keeps stuff off my counter until I get around to filing it.
The Budget Bin holds our budget notebook that we enter all our purchases into.
The plain white board holds the school/work schedules, appointment cards, dry erase markers, and
all my daughter's Box Tops, soda can tabs, and Labels for Education.
This command center has helped so much in keeping the kids' school/activity schedules straight, and with our counter clutter. I love not having to search through a stack of papers on the counter anymore just to find a coupon I think I remember seeing.
If you would like printables of the the sayings I used in my command center you can go here.
If you would like to make you own word art printables in Picmonkey check out this tutorial.
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