I’m a small business owner and writer. I have a husband who has a full-time job, for which he sometimes travels, and his own activities.
I haven’t even mentioned our three animals, household bills, maintenance and friend and family events. How do I manage it all? My Family Command Center, of course.
A family command center is an assigned space for your family calendar, papers, and important information. For me, it’s my brain outside my body.
It can be a countertop, a kitchen cabinet, a desk area, or a small section of wall where you keep all the things. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, but it has to be functional.
A Calendar or Planner This is where you will write your family’s schedule — all their comings, and goings, events, and special occasions.
Paper Storage Depending on the size of your family and the size of your command center, you may want a few paper baskets. You could have one for each child.
A Place for Pens Have pens in a drawer under your counter, or hang a cup on the wall or side of your fridge, it’s essential to have a pen handy when you’re jotting down notes or writing something on the calendar.