dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

In Command

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 knew there had to be a better way to help my family (and myself) stay organized.  Firstly, the updating of the calendar every week was not a wise idea.  So, the first thing I did was purchase a monthly calendar dry erase board.  That way, I could write out our entire month's schedule once. 
 It's only been there for a week or two, and Colin and I are already in the habit of looking at it over breakfast to remind ourselves what we've got going on that day and the next several upcoming days.

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!



1 comment:

  1. Being organized just makes life better! And you found a cute way to be organized too. Love the hanging folder thingie!