The Daily Dilemma {31 Days of Life. Contained.}

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the daily dilemma

Managing the schedules of seven people can sometimes be overwhelming. My Mom Binder has been a huge help, however, there are times when I just need a daily reminder staring me in the face.

I needed that reminder for my kids to wear pink on Tuesday. For Fuzz to bring in paper towel tubes on Wednesday. For Bunny’s science and social studies tests on Thursday. For working in the church nursery on Sunday night.

creating a command center

Trying to keep it all straight makes my brain hurt and I inevitably forget something. Sometimes that one little thing can be huge. Yikes.

A family command center helps contain all of our scheduling needs and organize my reminders for me.

I’ve had this bulletin board almost since we were first married. I go through spurts of hating its cluttered presence in my home and removing it-to loving the organized feeling it brings me when I walk by. It is definitely a love/hate relationship.

organizing a family command center

I pulled it back out a month or so ago to help us stay on top of school schedules. This was the main culprit coming back to bite me every week.

With a family our size—perhaps any size family—a command center was an absolute must. This is a landing zone for flyers, school tickets, forms to return, church special events, etc.

Obviously from the photos, my command center is not perfect, but it does the job. For now I just have the bulletin board leaning against the wall until I’m finished with painting and trim in the kitchen. My push-pins are stored in the top drawer of the dresser.

family command center organization

Like I said it’s not perfect, but this board is saving my sanity. For this, I can look past any and all minor flaws.

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tip 21

How about you? Do you have an area to remind you and your kids about specific details and events? Use a command center in your home? Consider the benefits of possibly instituting one in your home. As you have seen with my current one, it doesn’t always have to be pinterest-worthy. Perfection is not the goal—organization is.

Thanks for reading.

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