Since moving house in March I have wanted a command centre. Somewhere to hold important information, keys, to do lists and meal plans. Since having two children my memory is really bad. I find that my mind is constantly spinning trying to remember loads of different thing that I need to get or do. It helps to have a handy place that I can write things down. I started using a dairy but most of the time I forget to look in it as it get closed up and put out of sight. I can be a neat freak!
Our command centre is something I always see. It is in our kitchen, which lets be fair is where I spend most of my time. I'm either cleaning, cooking or making bottles.
I currently have a clock so I always know the time, I never wear a watch and Paige normally always has my phone. It wasn't very helpful when the batteries started dying a few weeks ago, I was always late! Note to self - always keep spare batteries in the house!
I have a cute little wooden blackboard with our meal plan on. I find that having a meal plan not only saves time when we are trying to decide what to have for tea but it also saves money when we do the weekly food shop. Being a stay at home mum I do try to save money where I can and food can be a big monthly bill! By having a meal plan I can work from that to create a shopping list for the week. That way I'm not buying loads of random things for meals that may just get thrown away. I also hang keys and recipes from here. Mainly the car keys and garage keys as they are always getting misplaced.
Next to that I have our calendar. Our calendar is probably the most important thing. I write down appointments for the children and for me and Mark, things I need to do/get, family days out, birthdays, anniversaries and I obviously have a Christmas countdown too! It's safe to say I'm a little excited.
Lastly in our command centre I have a decorative heart. I feel like this just gives it a little something plus it's cute and I like it!
Our command centre isn't perfect and I would like to change it around a little in the new year. I'd like a better looking clock (if there is such a thing), a letter holder and a new photo calendar by PhotoBox. I quite like the idea of having a personalised family calendar but we wanted to wait until after Parker was born to include him. But it works for us right now. I'm sure that as we grow and develop as a family it will change with us.
Have you ever thought about having a family command centre? Or do you already have something similar?
Thanks for reading,