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Creating the perfect command center depends on two things. The organizational needs of your family and your home decor.
Your command center should be a very personal addition to your home. It can fill an unused space while offering your family an area to keep all of your important dates, papers and notices.
You can cater your command center to organize everything important to your family. Leave notes and reminders on a white board. Use a calendar to track upcoming events or plans. Create a homework section to keep your kids on top of their daily school work and studies. Add a meal planner, a budget planner, fitness tracker, chore tracker, et cetera. To see some awesome command center ideas visit my post showcasing some of the best ones.
So to help you set up your command center I browsed through Amazon and Etsy to find the most useful items. I checked all reviews for these items and plan on using a few of them in my own command center, coming soon.
First you will want some sort of basket system. These can be used to hold mail, bills, homework assignments, or packets of important information you need readily available.
This wall file is great for the modern decor. The single basket means you can buy exactly how many you need. With over 1,000 reviews the rating for this file is a 4.7. It is an Amazon Best Seller. It makes a functional addition to a family command center.
This pewter double file folder allows for labels to be used on the front quickly organizing paperwork for your needs. One reviewer uses it for her children’s school assignments and put pictures in the label holder. With over 100 reviews it has a 4.6 star rating. It comes in pewter or copper which means it can easily work in several decors.
This rustic file holder features large baskets with chalkboard labels. The chicken wire design would work well in a fixer upper, farmhouse, or country style home. This file holder has a 4.6 star rating with 15 reviews.
With 4.6 out of 5 star rating and over 2,000 reviews this mail organizer and key holder makes a fantastic addition to your command center. It comes in several different colors including: Black, Bronze, Metallico, Pearl Champagne, and White. This mail holder will work in several different types of decor.
Having multi functional pieces for a command center helps with easy organization. They are particularly wonderful for those who rent and may not want to put a lot of holes in their walls.
While this piece has only had 4 reviews 3 of the 4 reviews are 5 stars. This piece makes for a fantastic multi purpose piece for your command center. It comes in black or white which means it will fit nicely in many different decors.
This mail holder features a shelf which can be used to decorate, hold phones, or keys. It comes in black or white which makes it versatile for any decor. With over 100 reviews it has a 4.3 star rating. It makes for an excellent addition to a command center. Hooks can be used to hold hats or scarves and has a 10 lbs weight limit.
This piece has great functionality and appeal. It comes in several different colors so you can match it easily to any home decor. Two slots for mail and small shelf for chalk and eraser and small hooks for keys. The chalkboard offers a spacious place to write notes or reminders. It has received 4.5 stars from 13 reviews. While a little pricey it offers so much for any command center and is a worthy buy.
As you know I am a supporter of handmade artists and sellers on Etsy. I looked through Etsy and found some awesome handmade items that are great and useful for any command center. While these items are all higher priced because they are handmade they make for awesome statement pieces in your home and command center.
This particular piece is customizable to display your last name. With the sheet metal you can easily use magnets to display notes, bills or reminders. With the mail slot you can keep things easily organized. At almost $80 it’s a great price for such a high quality piece.
For $7 you get a Menu, To Do List, Grocery List, Note Page, and Calendar. All pieces at 11×14 you can place them in any 11×14 frame and hang on the wall. The design adds flare to your command center while allowing for easy use with dry erase markers. These are digital downloads which means as soon as you purchase you can download and print at home or at a printers. I recommend printing at Staples or Walmart, they have great prices for all your printing needs.
I love this stores magnet boards. With several different colors and patterns it’s easy to match to your home decor. The boards are easy to hang with simple picture hooks and offer a great place to hang all sorts of important notes and paperwork. Great for home office as well these pieces are versatile in their use and start at a $40.00 price tag.
This monthly planner printable comes in 16×20 making it nice and large for your command center. Print two and plan ahead by two months. Like the printables before this is a digital download. You buy, you download and you can take it to a printer for printing. Frame and hang. It’s super easy and has an $8.00 price tag.
This last calendar is absolutely amazing. I love the acrylic calendars. They are easy to clean and look fantastic on neutral wall colors. With a $300 price tag these calendars are durable and long lasting so you will get several years of use out of them. I particularly love how clean it looks hanging on a wall. You can see how other people have used the acrylic calendar in their offices in my post How to Create a Productive Office Space.
Now you have some awesome and amazing products to use to style your very own family command center. Comment below with your own recommended products for a command center. Follow me on Pinterest and pin this for inspiration and share with friends or family.