Organization Board Family Command Center

In March 2012, I made an organization board to help keep my family in order. I made it with a baby strapped to my chest and decided to put it on my blog that I had just quit my day job for. Three months earlier, I had decided to take the plunge and be a full time blogger… at the exact same time as I had my first child. Interesting timing, right? Well, that little organization board tutorial went VIRAL! I had no idea what was going on. I just suddenly was getting hundreds of comments, emails, and my life was completely changed. That post is still one of my top traffic sources to this day, but I cringe every time I see it pinned on Pinterest, which is over 500k times… that is a lot of cringing! The lighting was terrible and I am SO over chevron print and the colors aren’t exactly my style anymore. You can see the full tutorial for my first organization board, here.

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I have wanted to change up the good ol’ organization board for a while now, but just have had ZERO motivation to do it. Once we moved, I decided to finally take on that project. I set my entire old board a side and started fresh! Ladies and gentlemen (for the one random dude who happens to come across this post), I present to you… The Organization Board Family Command Center version 2.0!

Organization Board Family Command Center tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

Ahhhhh… isn’t that so much better? I really wanted to bring in some natural elements with the stained wood, while keeping some funky features like the stripes and the metallics.

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New Pretty Chore List

I am sure that most of you have seen my organization board. It basically rocks my world. But not all things are perfect. That is why I needed to do a little tweaking… The chore list.
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My first chore list came from Brown Paper Packages. I love it. BUT she is a little more clean than I am apparently. I just couldn’t keep up with some of her chores. Plus, the color of her chart clashed just enough with the green color that I chose, that it really drove me crazy. Enter my new list…
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I am offering this list that is customized for you over on my Etsy shop. If you would like this list customized to what you need, please go there to purchase. You can find that HERE.

SO much better! The color matches perfectly and the chores are ones that actually need done at my house. Who else is loving the new look? I can’t wait to do it this way! If you want to use this, just save the picture and print it off. Please only use this for personal use! This is still very much inspired by Brown Paper Packages and I can’t take any credit for the design, just the chores that I do!

Organization Board Tutorial!

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UPDATED! I CREATED THIS POST OVER 2 1/2 YEARS AGO AND MADE A FRESH NEW TUTORIAL WITH NEW PRINTABLES AND A MUCH MORE MODERN LOOK THAT YOU CAN FIND ON ANOTHER POST. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO TAKE YOU TO THE NEW POST!
Organization Board Family Command Center tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com
I was sick and tired of having lists everywhere. A to do list, grocery list, menu list, and schedule. It was time to put all of my junk in one place! After much research and deep thought, I finally came up with my perfect organization board. It is a command center for my family so we can all keep our lives straight!
Organization Board
A clip for receipts. A whiteboard calendar.
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A pen/marker holder. Whiteboard To Do list.
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A whiteboard menu. A whiteboard cleaning list.
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Clip for the ongoing grocery list.
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Now for you to make one of your very own! Here is what you will need…
19×31 inch piece of plywood
2 5×7 frames (found at the dollar store)
2 8 1/2×11 document frames (found at the dollar store)
paint
glue gun
paper print outs
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First, paint your plywood. Remember to paint the edges too.
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I used a paint color sample of Martha Stewart Sultana.
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Optional- Put your chevron print vinyl on the board.
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Cut off the edges of the vinyl.
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Lay your picture frames our on the board to determine where you will put them.
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Print out the menu, to do list, calendar, grocery lists, and cleaning list. The cleaning list can be found on Brown Paper Packages here. The rest, I made, and you can take for yourself!
UPDATE- I made my own chore list that you can find HERE! Due to the amount of requests I was receiving, I now have a listing on my Etsy shop for these printables that are customized for you. You can find that listing HERE.
Chore List
Calendar- Print 8×10 on colored paper
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Grocery lists- Print several 8×10 copies and cut apart.
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Menu- Print 5×7 copy.
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To Do- Print 5×7 copy.
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Take the glass out of your frames. Put hot glue around the inside edges of the frame and replace glass, gluing the glass to the frame.
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Put printed papers in their frames and clips.
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Paint your paper mache box. I painted mine a very light blue.
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Measure where you want your picture hangers to be on the back of the board and nail them in place.
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Get your Command Strips and distribute them to each of your frames and clips.
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Put the Command Strips on the backs of the frames and place them where you want them on your board.
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Hang up your board, and fill it in with all of your lists!
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I am basically obsessed with this. Not only is it a fun piece of art in my home, but it is totally functional!
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THIS TUTORIAL IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY! DO NOT SELL ANY OF THIS OR PRETEND YOU MADE ANY OF IT. IF YOU WANT TO USE A PHOTO OR FEATURE THIS, PLEASE ONLY TAKE ONE PHOTO AND LINK IT BACK TO THIS POST WITH PROPER CREDIT GIVEN.

Because you loved this organization post so much, I just know you will love these other cleaning and organization posts I have done too! Click on the photo to take you to each of the posts…
Home Office Organization
Laundry Organization Center
Jewelry Organizer