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Family Command Center...so nothing ever gets missed ever again!

(Today's motivation actually comes from a blog post from a fellow declutterer, Jen from Reset Your Nest. I wanted to share it with you and couldn't have said it any better. You can see her blog post and the rest of her amazing work HERE.๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Reset your command center. If you don't have one...start one. Every home needs a main central. Sometimes they get created naturally. Do you have a junk drawer? Where do your bills and school papers pile up? Where do you keep receipts and notebooks? Do you keep office supplies in your kitchen? Where do you charge electronics? If these items end up in the same general area... then that will probably be a great place for your command center. If these items do not already tend to gravitate towards the same place...create one.

There is so much to share about paper storage and organization (receipts, bills, papers, the not-fun stuff), but for today focus on these steps to get your family command center up and rolling in time for the school year:โ 

1- Identify the place in your home where things tend to pile up.

2- Sort through your pile and decide if the items need to be tossed, dealt with in the near future, or scanned/filed away.โ 

3- Create an "action basket" for the items that need attention and put the "to be filed/scanned" items in a folder.

4- Create more files (separate from the action basket) for more specific items that do not require immediate attention. In addition to the "to be filed/scanned folder", I have files for each of my kids (for past school papers, report cards, etc.), for receipts, a separate file for anything tax-related, โ a file for information about my house, a file for important family info, and a file for blank paper. I let these files get added to throughout the year. I try and sort them twice a year and sort through the kid files at the end of each school year. 5- Assess the needs of your space and your family and be intentional with your command center. We use our command center for a charging station so all electronic devices are in the action basket. We also don't have a junk drawer. This means that some office supplies live in a cute leather basket on open shelves. Anything needed for a command center and family of 6 is right there.

Here's your assignment for the week!

If you don't already have a command center, I encourage your to create one this week!

  1. Put all the charging cords in one place.

  2. Have a basket to collect all your "action items" and go through it each week.

  3. Put office supplies you use frequently in your command center area.

  4. Start using the area and give it a try!

I do a free 45 minute session with all of my clients and we can take a look at what area may be the best place for you to start decluttering. Are you ready to start decluttering your life? It's time! It will be freeing, I promise! Let's do this! Your Life Coach Robin P.S. You can do hard things! If you missed a Monday Motivation and want to read previous weeks, CLICK HERE.



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