How to Make a DIY Family Command Center

A DIY family command center is a great way to get your whole family organized! Find out how to make one on a budget using items already in your home.

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It is no secret that being organized save your family time and money. Of course, that’s easier said than done.

How many times have your kids lost field trip forms? Is your husband constantly asking where his keys are?

The worst is when you forget to pay a bill because it got buried in piles of mail.

A DIY family command center helps with all of those problems and more!

The larger (and older) our family gets the more difficult it is to keep track of all of our stuff. I needed to figure out a way organize the whole family in one place because I was tired of homework, coupons, and invitations getting lost.

That was exactly why we needed to get our family organized. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on it but still wanted something both pretty and functional.

Turns out you can make a DIY family command center easily using items you already have.


Family Command Center on wall

Determine Your Family’s Needs

The components of your command center will vary based on your family’s needs and lifestyle. Take a minute before getting started to brainstorm ideas for what you need your DIY family command center to do. Then determine the items that will help you accomplish that. Here are some examples:

Find the Items Needed


Blue and Green Paisley Cork Board

Cork Board


Magazine holders on a wall with calendars



Owl covered child's homework station

Homework Folder


Individual Kid’s Boards


Colorful mail organizer on the wall

Mail Organizer

Office Supplies Organizer hanging on the wall

Office Supplies Holder

Getting Your Family On Board

The most difficult part of any system you put into place is getting your family on board. Your family needs to use the command center to make it effective. While I can’t promise that it will happen overnight, I do have some tips to make it easier:

  1. First of all, make it convenient. Put your DIY family command center in a location that is convenient when walking in your home. This will increase the incentive to use it.
  2. Secondly, be excited. Young kids will mimic your enthusiasm and your husband will love how excited you are. Talk about an easy way to make you happier.
  3. Lastly, remember to be consistent. Kids especially will need reminding about the new system. Stick with it and it will eventually become second-nature.


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This DIY family command center doesn’t cost a dime to make when you use items you already own in creative ways. You will always know where bills are located and if there are permission slips that need signed. Your husband will always locate his keys and wallet easily. No more late fees while you are paying off debt and no excuses for someone “not knowing” you had plans. This will free up your time an energy to do things you actually want to do.

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