Happy Friday friends! I cannot believe that we have already made it to our last weekend of the summer. It seems like time just flew by and here we are again ready to take on a new school year.
I cannot believe that I am actually going to have a 3rd grader and 2 preschoolers this year. These girls are growing so quickly and the older they get the busier I get. With after school activities already in full swing and me working full time, I realized a few weeks ago that in order to make this school year run smoothly it was high time we get organized around here.
Being organized is not in my nature but was is in my nature is forgetting things on my to do list. So, in order to keep our entire family (me) on the same page and grooving like a well oiled machine I decided to create a family command center.
First step, I took to Pinterest. Oh, how I love Pinterest! I was inspired by this family command center created by The Homes We Have Made.
My main love for this center is everything! I love the file organizer, the steel magnet board and of course the cubbie shelf. I really loved it all so much I took to Amazon and started ordering.
And, everything started coming in. I have my fun dry erase board, my “Life is a Beautiful Ride” print from here has been framed, I was getting so excited to get organized and share it all with you and, you know what happens next…. the cubbies do not come in in time. I know, complete disappointment.
But, don’t worry I do have Part 2 of our Family Command Center to show you, our Daily Family Checklist! (I just said that in my head like I was an announcer.)
I decided to help make our days run more smoothly (i.e. mom not being a nag) a checklist for each member of our family may just be our answer.
The morning and evening checklist are for Eric and I to follow. Our work schedules change on a weekly basis so having a point of reference depending on what duty you are on will definitely be helpful. Most everything on these lists are pretty routine but when life gets crazy even the everyday things are easy to forget.
We also created individual lists for the girls. Eden’s list is divided into morning and evening responsibilities for her to go through and check off. The little girls have pictures follow. At first I was nervous the little ones would not take to it but they really are excited.
Here is a closer look at their checklist. Easy to follow and not too many tasks to complete. You can download it here as well.
So there you have it, part 2 before part 1 of the many part process of getting back to school organized. I also plan to add a meal plan chart, a mail sorting station and who knows what else to this little home project.
We hope you have enjoyed our Back to School Week Series this week. Another HUGE thank you to Chelsea and Mary for guest posting, you ladies are the best!
I wish we had a good place to hang shelves like that! I need to get my butt better organized lol.