How to Create a Command Center

Follow these steps to create a totally customizable board that can serve as your personal "home command center" (8 Photos)

Meryl Levin on Jul 17, 2010 at 3:20PM

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How to Create a Command Center

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Plan and Draw

First, consider your unique needs. Think about the challenges you face in keeping your home organized, and take stock of the clutter that needs corralling. Then, make a wish list. The command center we built was designed as a place to:

Leave notes or reminders
Take phone messages
Store and update shopping lists
Sort mail and store papers

Once you know which features you want to include, make a sketch of your planned command center. Ours will be 32” square, with a 1-foot blackboard at the top, a magnetic strip (which will hold a detachable notebook for shopping lists) and five pockets for sorting and storing mail and papers.

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