One thing my husband used to say that really rattled my cage was, “Baby, those kids have completely destroyed your mind! With every kid we’ve had, you’ve lost more of your mind.” Shoot, what did he expect? I went from remembering my stuff (when I was single), to remembering our stuff (when we got married), to remembering 5 people’s stuff!!! THAT’S why moms are crazy and easily provoked. We have too much going on to deal with foolishness. So no, people, it’s not all pixie dust and rainbows over here. We’ve got business to take care of!
Ok, let me put my soapbox back in its golden case. You can put your banners and confetti away. But I know you can relate. So here are some cool ideas to keep everything straight and not lose your mind.
What’s a command station, you ask? It’s the central nervous system of your house. It’s where each and every member can get and give information and resources for your entire family. Here are some great items to have in your command station.
family calendar (we went from this cute little number to this gargantuan device as we had more children, lol)
clips for coupons (form making returns or for doing your budget)
suction cup containers full of white board markers
drawers for papers
standing files (perfect for organizing school, health or other records, especially when each child is assigned their own color!)
carts (these REALLY saved the day with all of the paperwork sent from school, homework, artwork & books for each child!)
All of these things are great ways to organize. Don’t forget hooks for keys (great for driving or latch key teens). You can also include pins or pegs for holding items in place or as cute hangers. You can immediately see whose keys are missing and see who is in or out of the house.
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