These areas include all the information a family needs to keep track of and can be tailored to suit your particular needs. They are located in a central location like a kitchen wall, desk or side of the refrigerator. It can be anything from a mini-office with a desktop file bin to sort and store mail, to a wall with the family’s schedules and activities.
Command Center’s can include a calendar to keep track of events and activities, a shopping list, a to-do list (sometimes one for each family member), a place for mail and papers that need to be acted on, pens, post-its, stamps, envelopes, tape, a mini file system, an emergency phone list, and charging station area for phones and tablets.
If you have children, this area would be where schools papers that need to be signed or kept would go. Have your children be part of the process and assign a file to each child for their own papers and lists. Be sure what they need is in their reach.
I use a wall in my kitchen that has a paper calendar for the month, a dry erase board for a weekly calendar so I can put my schedule and appointments (so my husband knows when he needs to come home to let Lula out) and another dry erase board for shopping lists that has space for food and other items we may need from other places, like Home Depot or Costco. On the counter below are pens and post-it’s to leave notes and reminders.
Each family’s needs are different and this area is easily customizable to meet any situation. Have fun with it!