Fall Nesting Tips: #13

Fall Nesting Tips: #13
Photo: Laurey Glenn Southern Living

Spend an afternoon creating a family command center. Fall and winter are filled with activities and paperwork that require organization!

From coupons to sport schedules to party invitations, to holiday lists and school calendars, keeping up with a full and active life is much easier when you find a place for everything!

A command center is something you will use every day, so make it attractive and inspiring!

Instructions can be found at Southern Living.


  1. How do you keep those command centers from looking trashed? Where’s the best place to put one?
    .-= Astrid´s last blog ..Window Trim, A Banner, Apples & Ghosts (& not in that order) =-.

  2. I agree every family needs on of those! Mine works best in our mud room. :)
    .-= sharae´s last blog ..The CRAFTROOM reveal….. =-.

  3. I saw this in the Southern Living magazine I picked up this weekend and I just about fell out of my chair. I love organizing things this way. Now I just have to find the space to create one!
    .-= Kristen @ Beautifully Imperfect´s last blog ..Hey, You… =-.

  4. Can’t live without my “mom” calendar – with a busy job that includes some out-of-town travel and a husband who works shiftwork, I NEED to be organized. Someone asked how to keep the command center organized – Saturday morning as I’m clearing out the fridge, I throw out anything that’s already happened and reprioritize any papers/photos/etc.- that way the fridge stays “fresh” inside and out.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..My Favorite Holiday – Thanskgiving =-.

  5. I saw this in the last issue and have been gathering supplies to do this in my kitchen. This would make life easier on those busy mornings rushing out the door for school.

    Take Care
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Twelve Weeks of Christmas ~ Part Two =-.

  6. Great tip! I love the idea of a command center. I think it could look very nice as well if done right.
    .-= Sarah @ Dream In Domestic´s last blog ..Revamping Recipes: Belly Buster =-.

  7. Clayton Gray Home says

    This is such a great idea and looks fabulous!

  8. I’m off to read the article, but first I just had to comment on the photo. I am usually a big fan of white trim, but the gorgeous dark brown crown molding along with the window molding is absolutely striking. Love it…okay, now back to organization. My family would be lost without me, same for most families I am betting!!
    .-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..Light Fixture Happiness =-.

  9. Okay this is so what my family needs! I love the idea. Far too many things going on with my little fam to not be organized.
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Where My Heart Is At =-.

  10. I love this photo. The dark crown molding is yummy, isn’t it?
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..The Capital Grille =-.

  11. Darling picture! Love the command center.
    .-= katy´s last blog ..Home Improvement {Episode #5}: Design Dilema’s and Inspiration Kitchens =-.

  12. Every home needs one! The perfect place for a command center is close to where your papers pile up right now. Look around for a wall, door or touch of floor space there are so many creative storage options.
    .-= cathy´s last blog ..Reality Check. Paperless Home Office. =-.

  13. A command center is essential here. I use 3m double side sticky hangy uppy things to fix a desk sized calendar to our wall. There is no way a family of 8 can fit everything in on a standard calendar anymore. I still need to rework command central with a bulletin board. For now I keep a family binder that houses all of our essential information and phone lists. My dream?!?! A kitchen laptop with all things at my fingertips…. I’m still held up with the fact that it requires time to actually organize the laptop and get it ready. I dream of hubby whisking my kiddo’s away for a 2 week camping trip while I spend 2 weeks finishing projects and organizing “stuff” around the house from top to bottom. Let’s see, I only have 16 more years until all of the kiddos are out of the house and I can do it all without interruptions …. sigh.
    .-= Pretty Organizer´s last blog ..Painted Stairs =-.

  14. I sooo need one of those- but I need someone to organize “me” so I can get one of those organize-things. I am trying to get things organized but as soon as I do- my 3 little “un-organizers” get into it *sigh*
    .-= Amanda-TheEckLife´s last blog ..Ottoman makeover =-.

  15. I need a JUST ME command center. There’s a BOARD (that’s the ticket…I need visuals) at Pottery Barn that is white with each day of the week listed…dry erase…so you can write the things for that day…different than a calendar. Oh I need that posted right in plan sight!!!! Great idea! Need to splurge and order the board! Thanks for the INSPIRATION!
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..Fur for Feet! =-.

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