Kid command center
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kid command center

I’ve tripped over one too many shoes and haphazardly dropped bookbags in my day. Too many.

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve taken the stance of making the functional needs of my  home pretty, so I decided to create a kid command center in Addison’s room in an attempt to corral ALL of her things into her space. My son’s room is up next.

Ever since I took Addi’s name hook down to make room for her vintage desk her drop the book bag wherever I feel  game was extra strong.  After nearly face planting the foyer floor after getting my foot hooked in her book bag strap the need to get her used to hanging her book bag on it’s “home” again got real.

I found a cushioned board at Hobby Lobby on clearance right after Christmas and wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it. It sat for a few weeks and then it hit me that I would create a little command center for her.

It finally dawned on me that this blank area would be the perfect place to set up a command center for her book bag and a place for me to hang her artwork and other pertinent school paperwork thus keeping it out of my kitchen!

kid command center

I set about hanging the cushioned board on the wall. Not sure if that is the proper term but it is like a giant pin cushion. If you have a more accurate description please share.

kid command center

When hanging things I take a piece of painters tape and place it over the hooks and put a hole where the hooks are to denote where to put the nails when I go to hang it on the wall. I then make sure the tape is level prior to hanging

kid command center

Kid command center

Now she has a place to hang her book bag again. My goal  for the “cushioned board” is to order photos I’ve taken of her on Instagram and place them there with gold thumbtacks along with her artwork. I’ll be back with that update. Until then she’s decided to post up her vision board.

Kid command center

Kid command center

Do you have a dedicated space for your child {ren} to dump their things? If not, get them one, it makes a difference one non face plant at a time.

Trust. Me.


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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    January 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Good idea! I love the pin cushion! Peyton has a hook in her closet that we use. She has a place for her book bag downstairs so she can hang it up immediately when she comes in.

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    January 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Look at her vision board!! We don’t have a dedicated space for their bags and things and it absolutely kills me. My husband will leave that gym bag and his work stuff at the front door like it’s okay. I end up moving it everyday. All these people need a little station like that. I am hoping to create a mud room type space when we move.

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    January 25, 2016 at 10:34 am

    We so need some sort of space dedicated to Madison’s coat and backpack. I’ve been working to get her organized in her room so thanks for this idea. Her corner looks so cute.

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    Tori | Glassesandglitter
    January 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Vision board is the cutest thing! “Train up a child!”

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    January 25, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Love this, I was just telling Babe I was a board like this for Nori. Her art is everywhere and I want to print out pictures of her and her friends as well.

    Now that we are somewhat dug out from this blizzard I might be able to get to the craft stores. I love your daughters room.

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    January 25, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for the painters tape tip! My walls will thank you;)

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    January 25, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    This is a great idea. I am in process of creating things like this around my home. Keep giving us the amazing tips. Good job Mimi!

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