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Family Command Center Essentials

Get organized for back to school with these fun family command center essentials from Etsy!

It’s August…which means that Back to School is RIGHT around the corner. I know, I know…I wish we could savor in the last moments of Summer as well. But whether you like it or not, you need to start thinking about getting organized for back to school.

As we mentioned earlier this week, we’re going to be doing an entry way makeover this month…just in time for back to school season. Check out all the great small entry way ideas I rounded up here

Having your home organized with some systems in place will make a world of difference when it’s time to start shuttling the kids to and from school, packing lunches and nagging them about homework assignments.

A family command center is an excellent way to set up some home organization systems and stick with them. It must be something about the fact that you have to see the command center every day. Goals are much easier to accomplish if they are staring you in the face daily.

If you’re thinking about creating a family command center in your home, you may be wondering what you need for a command center. Well, you’re in luck today. These family command center essentials will be your life saver!

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Get organized for back to school with these family command center essentials from Etsy!

Wall Storage Bins

Organizing paper clutter is definitely one of the primary reasons to have a command center in your house. If you are planning your command center on a wall, these wall storage bins are the perfect solution to keep papers, homework and mail organized.

Magnetic Notepad

If you are planning on doing a command center on the fridge, like I am, you will most definitely need a magnetic notepad. This one is perfect for your grocery list or to-do’s.

Thumb Tacks

If your family command center has a memo board, you definitely need some cute thumbtacks, right? I love these colorful push pins. She’s got tons of other different designs in her shop as well!

Chalkboard Calendar

This chalkboard calendar will help keep your family super organized while fitting right in with design trends. I love that you can see the whole month at a glance.

Kid’s Chore Chart

Display your kid’s chores on you command center is a great way to keep the house running smoothly. I love that the kids can check off the chores as they complete them. You can print this every week or put it in a frame and use a dry erase marker.

Menu Board

One of the most important thing that I wanted in our command center was a place to meal plan and display the meals for the week. This helps avoid getting asked “what’s for dinner?” 20 million times a day. This farmhouse style menu board is too cute!

Desktop Organizer Bins

Not every command center is on the wall. Command centers can incorporate desks, tables tops and even shelves. These desktop organizers are good way to keep the paper clutter organized.

Mailer Organizer with Hooks

This mail organizer with hooks is a great family command center for your entry way. You can use those cute little hooks for your keys and then drop your mail in right when you walk in the door. No more searching for the keys or piles of paper on the counter! Sounds like a win win to me.

Message Center Mail Organizer

This amazing message center is a family command center all on it’s own! If you’re looking for a quick way to create a command center in your house, this could be a great option for you. There’s a place to organize your mail, write messages, store your keys or coats and there’s even a place to keep flowers, which gives this command center a ton of charm.

Large Magnetic Chore Chart With Weekly Planner

The large chore chart is a great way to get your kiddos a look at the week. Your little ones will probably have a blast being able to move the chores from To Do to Done. This one is great for even the young kids that can’t read yet because of the pictures.

Large Dry Erase Family Calendar

This month at a glance system is great for families that have a lot going on. There is a separate place for different members of the family, grocery list and your weekly menu. Love it!

Back to school is right around the corner, so take this time to get your home systems in order and stay organized with a command center. They can be as simple as a place to keep your mail organized. Or family command centers can literally organize every single area of your life.

These command center essentials should come in handy you as you create a command center that works for your family. Don’t forget to tune back in later this week when we reveal our command center and show you how to make your own! (Update: you can check out our command center we made for our fridge here!)

Which of these family command center essentials do you need?

Let me know in the comments ! 🙂

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