Danestress Posted September 2, 2012 Share Posted September 2, 2012 OK. I am putting together a family command center. I am so NOT an organized person. It's actually my worst thing. But my Mom gave me some money for my birthday, and I actually hired someone to help me. She is working with me on three areas but we are scheduling one day to do the actual work. She has already come by the house and is working with me on pintrest for ideas. I have a large, entirely empty wall near my back door and right outside the laundry room. I want to turn into a family organization center, but one that LOOKS nice. If you were designing from scratch, what would you include? I know I want a calendar. I want files for each family member. My youngest children are teens and go to private school, so they have lots of pieces of paper that come in and out. They have activities that require paperwork. I was just thinking that if each child knew where his permissions skips and lunch schedules are (etc) it would be good. Does anyone have a wall like this? Does it work for you? What works and what doesn't work? I am very doubtful that I will like one of those dry erase calendars. I can't see me actually writing in all the days of the month on it. I really like paper calendars, but I never see them used on pintrest, so is there some obvious thing I am missing? I think I want a little box or file there for receipts and one for coupons. I want a place to stick invitations, important cards etc. The rest of the mail will go elsewhere. A few notes: I am going to transition the laundry room into the place where mail goes and gets processed. There are cupboards and drawers in there, so I don't need a place on the wall for major mail organization or for storing supplies like pens and stamps. I don't want a "surface" (table) in the hall because we have one in the laundry room, it's a narrow hall, and they just collect junk. I don't need hooks right here, because we are installing them elsewhere. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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