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Long gone are my days of being able to keep up with our schedule in my head. Six children, homeschooling, various activities for each child and a sometimes traveling husband make for busy days and busy weeks.
When we were in the process of moving this summer, I found a great spot for a homeschool command center. I spent some time searching around on Pinterest for ideas of what I wanted to incorporate.
It’s helpful to have the family calendar and meals out in the open. It minimizes questions from the older kids, they can see what’s going on for the day and the week, and more importantly, they can see what will be for dinner!
Homeschool & Life Command Center
Our School Name – I had an artist on Etsy make a sign with our school name, Stella Maris Academy. Totally optional, but a fun addition.
A Large Wall Calendar – This is my brain on the wall.
Meal Calendar – A reminder for me and most importantly my kids.
Chore Chart Space – Each morning the kids can check their chore chart to help stay on task (it doesn’t always work, but it helps!).
Daily Schedule for Younger Kids – This is a work in progress as I’m slowly adding cards with their activities to the afternoon.
This is easy and inexpensive to pull together, more importantly completely functional and easy to keep up. I find that if organizing systems are too complicated, no matter how good they are or how pretty they look, I won’t keep up with them. I have purposely kept this command area simple and straightforward.
Supplies Needed for Command Center
Large Wall Calendar
Dry Erase Markers
Weekly Calendar (for meals)
Other Helpful Organizational Resources
Pinterest Board – Home OrganizationÂ – I have many command center idea pinned.
How do you keep organized?