Our family's command center needed some help! Yes, this is an old picture, but it shows what I was working with: a too small dry erase board (that I was updating weekly) and a messy cork board.
I reused our old dry erase board, too. With a coat of white paint on the frame and some fabric adhered to the board itself, I turned it into a cute magnetic surface where we can keep just a few pieces of paper that we might need to give our attention to- party invitations, etc.
I also picked up the much smaller dry erase board to list Colin's chores. I think all the mom readers will understand the importance of having chores listed in a prominent place and in an easy to read manner. :) And, one day while browsing Target's dollar section, I saw the cute little pail that I knew would corral our dry erase markers.
And, the final part of this project- and admittedly my favorite- is the hanging folder thingie. Taming paper clutter is a major challenge for us, and sometimes you just need a spot to put it until it can be dealt with! So, the hanging folders are a perfect dropping spot for permissions slips, mail and other random paper items that need a designated spot. And, of course, stenciling each folder with an initial was a no-brainer.
So, there you have it! Our family command center is proving to be quite functional, and it is easy to look at, too!