Think of the Family Command Center(FCC) as a centralized place in which you get to organize, display & contain information or items that are vital to the smooth functioning of your family. Information found here includes, but isn't limited to:
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Keys(car, spare), handbags, wallets, phones; stuff that needs to be returned/taken elsewhere (library books, movie rentals,dry cleaning etc.) are examples of items that may also be found in an FCC.
WHY(you need one)
If any, or all of the above apply to you, it's as good a time to set up your command center. Still need a reason... think about the possibilities: reduced stress, better time management & communication amongst yourselves. Now that's a win win situation, don't you think?
WHERE(should it be)
Location is key - use an area that's frequented by everyone in the household, and ensure that the set up is simple to use, accessible and flexible (can adjust to changing needs).
Whether you choose to go with a fridge based, wall-based or desk-based command center is entirely up to you - it all depends on the needs of your family. Check out the following set-ups, it's hard not to get inspired, right?
Fridge based inspiration Wall based inspiration
Desk based inspiration
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Entry based inspiration