38 Responses to How to Create a Command Center That Works for Your Family

  1. Great job! Very stylish and functional! This inspires me to finally tackle such a project. I’ve always wanted to do this but we are short on wall space, but after seeing your layout, I think I can make something work, just a more compact version. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this! We live at my MIL’s right now and just put a gorgeous old desk in our room – I’ve been looking all over for a great command center how to! Now I am so inspired to organize all of our things calendars and important papers!! This nesting thing is no joke ;]

  3. What an awesome command center! You have some great tips here. Now I want to make one of my own! Perhaps there is a better place than the back of the couch to put our incoming mail. ;)

  4. Great command central! I am soon-to-be-divorced and have no kids and will eventually have my own apt. Is it weird/dumb to have a command center for 1 person? I am always losing papers, esp. bills!
    Also, does HomeGoods have a website and if they do do they offer shippiing? There are none in my part of my state;(

    • Definitely NOT weird or dumb to have a command center for 1 person! Sometimes I feel like I need to create one for each member of the family :-) I don’t think HomeGoods sells online since their inventory really varies store to store…but you could probably find something similar at a place like Target, or TJ Maxx, or maybe the Container Store online?

    • Hi Lauren, I made it myself with my Silhouette, but there are plenty of sellers on Etsy who will do custom vinyl designs for your wall!

  5. Love the command center ideas! I signed up for your newsletter and the menu planner, but I never received the menu planner. I checked my spam as well. Any way you could send it again? Thanks!

    • Hi Vicki, I don’t have your name or email address on my list, so it looks like your subscription didn’t go through for some reason. Did you receive a confirmation email to confirm your subscription? Maybe try subscribing again and if it still doesn’t go through send me an email (meredith@unoriginalmom.com) and I’ll send you the planner. Sorry for the trouble!

    • Hi Jana, I got this calendar at Target a few years ago, I don’t know if they still carry the same one, but you could check!

  6. What an amazing way to go about making a command center for your family! The best tip in here is to figure out your needs first! I’ve seen so many command centers stay unused because people don’t do this crucial step!

    I’ve gained a lot of great ideas from this post and can’t wait to put them into action!


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