#13 on my 40 by 40 list was to create a "Mommy Command Station".
I wanted to put it in the little hallway between the laundry room and the coat closet on the back wall of my kitchen (hardest spot in the house to photograph by the way). I've been collecting ideas for months (check out my Pinterest board here if you're looking for ideas too) and finally finished it up this weekend.
1. Welcome sign (the little circle thing changes each month, but currently we are in the middle of birthdays)
2. Allowance Jars
3. Dry Erase Menu Board
5. Baggie full of Box Tops (don't we all have these in our kitchens?)
6. Thingy from Ikea-I can't remember what it's called, but it was cheap and a great way to hang the kid's art work etc.
7. This is just a 2x4 that I painted/ glazed and then added some hooks. The idea is that the kids will stop dropping all their stuff by the front door, but they aren't quit trained yet.
I just notice there is a Yankee's hat on top of a Red Sox sweatshirt that would make both teams cringe, but I'm just happy they aren't on the floor.
On the opposite wall, I hung some wire baskets that I found for $9.99 at TJ Maxx. Each kid has a little mailbox to keep homework, notes, permission slips etc.
I also made a giant ruler growth chart and hung it at the end of the hall.
Hopefully this will help us all be organized.
16 more goals to finish up and I have a little less than 3 months to pull it off. I never blogged about it, but I also finished up my 30 days of no sugar last week. After the first few days it wasn't really a hard at all. I'm addicted to sweets and I need to come up with some sort of life long plan. I want to try and limit it to special occasions, but haven't decided how I am going to define "Special Occasions" yet.
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