What are the elements of an efficient family command center? Jen’s got it cover and she’s shared her must-haves?
When you start thinking about creating your own spot, here are a few others things to consider, courtesy of Real Simple.
- Find a spot that’s central and works for everyone
- Define some rules about what should–or should not–be in this area. Otherwise, it will be just another spot of clutter in the house
- Oh, and find a place for those clutter-makers. You know, like “backpacks, 3-D art projects, magazines, newspapers”
- Look for other options to file your paperwork than bulky, metal file cabinets
- Make the paper shredder your best friend to keep the paper clutter at bay
- Think binders and not boxes for storing paperwork you’ll need to refer back to.
- Make some spaces to easily access unfiled paperwork like the kids’ drawings
- Protect your most important documents in a fire-resistant safe
- Create a style you’ll enjoy
- Organize in a grid (not a college, because that can look too messy)