Whether it’s located on an accent wall, behind the door or you’ve dedicated and entire corner of your home to it, a family command center (aka: the place where everyone goes to stay in the know) is the key to staying organized. Never get caught heading to practice on the wrong day or showing up late a meeting again thanks to these clever, essential items every family needs.

Modern Farmhouse Family Command Center

To define the space, Sunny Circle Studio used chalkboard paint on a small accent wall and then added all the essentials for a family command center. Dry erase calendar? Check. Paper for spontaneous lists or notes to loved ones? Check. An envelope to hold letters and other small essentials that come in and go out of the house? Check check check. To get the look, scroll below. 

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Clear calendar; buy it here, $25.99.

Black chalkboard paint; buy it here, $22.59.

Note paper roll; buy it here, $29.99.

Wall hook organizer, buy it here, $24.

 

Decorative Family Command Center

Baskets, shelves and a chalkboard calendar has set up Hello It's Bailey Jo's family command center for success. While some families opt for a more utilitarian look, we love that this version blends seamlessly into the style and decor of the rest of the house. Scroll below to shop a similar look.

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Black chalkboard calendar, buy it here, $15.99.

Wall-mounted baskets, buy it here, $11.92

Bright & Colorful Family Command Center

Rainbow bright stripes separate each family member's own personal drop zone in Oh Joy!'s DIY family check-in station, guaranteeing an awesome and organized start to each day. Handy cubbies down below wait with necessities, and magnetic walls above hold keys, lists, and reminders. We love that you can mix this one up to fit your family's needs, from picking your fave colors to adding extra cubes for storage. Check out all the step-by-step instructions at Oh Joy!

 

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Colorful paint, buy it here.

White cubby, buy it here, $19.99.

Fast & Simple Family Command Center

Put together this family command center in less time than it takes to deliver a pizza to your front door. This color-coordinated scheduler has all of the essentials—a place to put loose papers, a handy message board, a calendar—without the sweat or expense some others require.

photo: Target

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Corkboard, buy it here, $8.
 
 

Pink Clipboard, buy it here, $9.

 

Black file folder, buy it here, $3.
 

One & Done Family Command Center

Ikea's Svensas magnetic white memo board is the secret ingredient that can take your family command center from good to great. These affordable magnetic boards can be hung horizontally or vertically, and they're big enough to hold everything from your child's most recent masterpiece to field trip permission slips. Hang one over a desk and put a calendar plus to-do list on it, or put one over the shoe bins in your mudroom. 

Buy it here, $10.

Modern & Simple Family Command Center

The brilliant organizational wizards at The Home Edit put together this modern simple command center that you can fit just about anywhere. A rolling cart is reimagined as a family catch-all while a whiteboard calendar tracks important dates and a rolling wicker basket makes a perfect drop zone for loose papers and preschool backpacks. Check out The Home Edit's tips to create your own command center.

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Rolling Cart, buy it here, $30.
 

Sorting bin, buy it here, $99.
 

Rustic Tech Charging Station

Give an old letter sorter new life with an electric jolt. This rustic charging station will keep cords corralled and electronic devices ready to go. It's stylish enough that you won't mind seeing it on your counter and big enough that it'll hold all your devices. Go to Driven by Decor to find out how you can create your own custom charging station.

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Buy it here, $43.

 

Secret Family Command Center

A family command center doesn't have to take up space in the kitchen, laundry room or mud room. We love that Jaclyn of Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams used a wall that leads to the basement to work as her family's command center. With chalkboard paint, clipboards to hold chore charts and a shiny envelope awaiting loose papers, the command center put things in their place. Check out the step-by-step on Jaclyn's blog and as a bonus, get a set of free printable chore charts.

 

Get the Look

Chalkboard paint, buy it here, $12

 

Pack of clipboards, buy it here, $9.
 

 

—Oz Spies & Andie Huber

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