15 Family Command Center Ideas To Help You Organize Like A Pro

Every year I vow to declutter, organize a family command center and you know, get it together. With three kids, three dogs, a husband, and two jobs the need is there, the ambition is there, but I always talk myself out of it because of the I don’t have’s.

You know, I don’t have…

-space

-the time

-the budget

-the creativity

But you know what happens when you procrastinate and let things get out of control? You become that deadline missing, late for everything, close to clueless mom you never wanted to be. Not to mention a stressed-out hot mess!!!

So if there is a time and a place for everything, the time to finally get organized is now. No more excuses! A family command center is a perfect place to start.

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office!

Now, just in case you’re wondering what I’m talking about –

a family command center is a place to declutter and organize all your family stuff: mail, to-do lists, school reminders, kid’s homework, and anything else that otherwise may end up in the junk drawer.

Interesting concept, right? In case you’re looking for a little organization inspiration & I’m guessing you are, because you’re here:)) the following 15 family command centers will do the trick!

Stylish Family Command Center

Family Command Center A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by House of Rose! #commandcenter #organization #organizationideas #organizing #declutter
House of Rose

You’ll love the beauty and design of this family organization system created by Mandy at House of Rose. She doesn’t sacrifice functionality for the sake of decor. My favorite detail? The custom bulletin board!

Galvanized Modular Wall System

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by Pottery Barn! #commandcenter #organization #organizationideas #organizing #declutter

This fabulous family command center from Pottery Barn isn’t a DIY it’s a BUY-which is more my speed-it’s entirely customizable and let’s be honest here-it’s one of the most remarkable & stylish family command centers on the market.

Ikea Idea

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by iron & twine! #commandcenter #organization #organizationideas #organizing #declutter
iron & twine

Now, if you aren’t familiar with iron & twine, you should be! I seriously love everything Michelle does, but I especially adore this Ikea project! It’s stylish and modern with a little farmhouse added with the natural baskets!

Industrial Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by love create celebrate! #commandcenter #organization #organizationideas #organizing #declutter
love create celebrate

Ok, so this may look like a custom build/store bought whatever you want to call it, but it’s not. To prove it here’s the before picture-

love create celebrate

Yes, I know this isn’t a before & after post, but I had to show you!!! Go ahead & scroll back up & take another look! I’ll wait!

This is a 100% DIY Family Command Center on a magnetic chalkboard! How awesome is that?

Clever Cabinet 

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by Fine Home Building! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
Fine Home Building

Yes, this one is a custom job! Please wait a moment before you hate me for including custom pieces!

Remember, these are to inspire you, not make you roll your eyes until you’re dizzy and think you’ll never have anything nice so what’s the point in trying! Look! There’s a place for every piece of mail and reminder plus a door to hide ALL of it!!! (I love to bury my junk, don’t you?) The key hooks are a nice touch, but I bet ya $10 I’d still lose my keys!

Command Center Closet

The Happy Housie

Before the transformation

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by The Happy Housie! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
The Happy Housie

And after! What a brilliant idea to maximize space! By taking out the shelf in the old closet-which was too tiny for anything substantial anyway-and adding a lot of (affordable) organization accessories – they made a small space rock!

My favorite feature? The charging station for the family devices! The only thing that is missing is a invisible wall of secrecy and silence so mom can work in peace! I’ll let you know as soon as those roll out onto the market.

Kitchen Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by at Charlotte's house! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
at Charlotte’s house

Charlotte’s family command center has everything I wish I had. Seriously. With three kids I may need a little more calendar space, but she has a place for everything here. I love the little accent details included in her project like the framed page of the state of Connecticut and the scrabble tiles from her wedding.

Kitchen Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by Clean and Scentsible! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
Clean and Scentsible

Another idea is to get a wall mount system like this one. Accessorize it with the basics and you’re all set! If you don’t have an entire wall or a long space for your family command center this wall mount system is definitely the way to go. **Update** Don’t go nuts trying to find this exact one (like I did)-it’s discontinued. I know, right? There’s one I liked that I linked up at the bottom of the post that will work as a substitute.

Family Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by The Homes I Have Made! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
The Homes I Have Made

But what if you don’t have that kind of room? I know some of y’all are looking for solutions for smaller areas. If that’s you, then this design from The Homes I Have Made may be the inspiration you need. She customized a small space using metal wall-mounted files, a magnetized board, and a mudroom shelf from Amazon!

You know I had to investigate the Amazon situation. I do tend to trail off, but it’s worth mentioning that I found this cute Sonoma Cubbie Shelf while I was browsing!

Giant Command Center 

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by The Caldwell Project! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
The Caldwell Project

Valerie over at The Caldwell Project has made a place for everything-including inspirational messages and plants! While the size of this family command center may seem imposing, the color palette doesn’t overpower the room making it one of my favorites!

Hallway Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by A Houseful of Homemade! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
A Houseful of Homemade

If you think you don’t have any space for a family command center you may want to reconsider after looking at this rustic idea on a hallway wall!

Back to School Station

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by The 36th Avenue! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
The 36th Avenue

I don’t know where to start. If you have kids, then you understand the value of this organization system designed by The 36th Avenue. She has a multi-purpose calendar thing going here that I love! It’s both a white and a magnetic board so you can wipe to-do’s on & off, use it as a post-it board, and hang scissors and necessary homework items all in one spot! I think that’s pure genius!

Front Entrance Command Center

http://https://youtu.be/kYZn_8GLhq8

So here’s the deal-if you have 1 hour and $20 you can make this Front Entrance Command Center! Full disclosure: I did not whip out my tool belt and DIY my into organizational bliss, but I did watch the video & it’s legit! Here’s the link to the written & printable plans if you’re not into YouTube!
 

Modular Family Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by Pottery Barn! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter

Yes, it’s another fabulous modular customizable command center from Pottery Barn! I can’t help it-it’s another one of those too perfect to leave out situations!

Why am I singing the praises of these command center set ups?

Well, you’re looking at an a la carte ordering situation here or piece by piece or modular whatever you want to call it- you can get the pieces you want that fit in your space! My favorite feature? The TWO calendars! Also, their stuff lasts forever.

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by Joshua Wayne! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
Photo: Joshua Wayne Interior Styling

Here’s a fabulous mudroom design I found on Joshua Wayne’s instagram page. Love the baskets, the lighting, and the classic look. I know there’s no place for a “to do” list here, but it was just too fab to leave out!

Done In A Day Family Command Center

A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas will help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these inspiring family command centers for your kitchen or office! I love this idea by Southern Living! #organization #organizing #familycommandcenter
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Don’t you love Southern Living? I do! I think it’s required when you’re a Mississippian like I am, but even if you’re not from the south you’ll appreciate this full tutorial on how to create a family command center in a day! Of course it has the cork board and magnetic features we all love, but the added ribbon detail that frames the board makes it extra special!

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A family command center is a perfect way to organize a busy family! These DIY family command center ideas help you organize and keep track of your mail, calendars, kid’s homework, backpacks, and school papers! Get your house and life organized for back to school now with these family command centers & wall calendars for your kitchen or office! #commandcenter #organization #organizationideas #organizing #declutter

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