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Hi all! Hope you have been enjoying your week. Did you get an area organized this week?
Here are some great quotes from two of last week’s participants:
It’s amazing how making one small change can make you feel like you’re actually making progress, even though there’s chaos surrounding this drawer, when I open it I know getting my act together is possible! ~ @ Birch in the Breeze
We are all excited to have the legos much more manageable! The new rule for getting more legos…. Does it fit in your drawer? We all know the boundaries, and this should be easy to maintain. ~ @ Gabe’s babes
Yay to that!
So today’s topic was inspired by another one of our participants last week. Jenn from Clean & Scentsible organized an awesome Command Center in her kitchen. I’ve just got to share a few of her pictures:
That’s just awesome!
I can’t stress enough how important a command center is to have in your home. It is a central location in your home or a “hub” if you will where you corral very important papers, your family calendar (you do have a family calendar don’t you?), organize mail and bills, etc… It doesn’t have to be expensive…I love that Jenn made her mail organizer, calendar and message board herself saving a ton of cash I’m sure. Very creative! The tutorial she used for the mail organizer is just excellent by the way.
I don’t really have any nooks or crannies in my kitchen so my command center is my fridge. I’ve got both my calendar and Fridgefile located there and I would be absolutely lost with both of these things. Nothing fancy at all just totally practical and functional and that is what is most important of all.
I don’t want to re-invent the wheel here as I’ve blogged before about creating a command center so if you are interested in more ideas please visit my post on Command Center Ideas.
Alternatively many woman find keeping a household notebook or family binder helpful for keeping things running smoothly. I don’t use one myself as I’m a visual girl so I need to have everything out and in front of me in order to remember what I’m doing and where I’m going :)
Questions to Ponder:
- Do you currently have an area in your home for a command center?
- Have you had any luck implementing any of the tips from my book, Clutter Rehab?
- Have you been able to maintain the spaces you have already organized?
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