Apr 25, 2011

Command Central

One of the things I have learned from so many awesome organizational bloggers is that life is much easier when daily paperwork and basic supplies like pens and post-its are at your fingertips. As a busy mom of two children, there are always things to keep up with--notes to sign, coupons to clip, receipts to save, etc.

I previously kept these things in lots of different places--some in the microwave cart, some clipped to the refrigerator, and who knows where else! Pens were never close at hand and post-its were downstairs in the basement.

I finally decided that something needed to be done. I cleared off one section of my counter top and designated the space to my important papers and supplies. First, I searched for a container for holding file folders, but everything I found was too wide. I needed something narrow because I don't have that many files, and I didn't want it to take up much space. I finally got my daughter to let me use one she had in her room that was the perfect size. I'm supposed to replace it, of course ;-).

I attached a calendar for my daughters' school information and schedule.
Next to the folders, I have a cup of pens and pencils (from Starbuck's) and a letter sorter (from TJ Maxx) which holds pads and post-it notes.

I have seven file folders. One day I will make proper labels for them. :)

This has helped me so much and has kept me so organized. All I have to do is pull out the proper folder, and everything I need is right in front of me.

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  1. That looks awesome! Love how you coordinated all the colors to look so nice also!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Organizing Mission Monday link party.
    organizewithsandy.com/blog (leaving my link since I'm not on blogger)

  2. Like your colors, and you are so lucky to only have a few folders. I have so many categories. And so many file boxes. One day I will simplify and get rid all the paper clutter.

  3. I love your command centre. It's just gorgeous. I'm Samantha from www.iloveorganising.blogspot.com
    I'm following you now. Look forward to your posts.

  4. It's a great command center. I love the cleanliness of the color and design. Thanks for linking to Home Decor and Organizing Linky Party.

  5. Great idea! I need a command center.

  6. Where did you find your file folders?


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