Having a spot for us to keep everything has become more apparently needed over the past several months. I found that I would try to put away things in the kitchen, but then I’d forget where I put this one piece of paper or that really important piece of mail.
After an incident with the roof insurance check, I started just stacking things in piles. That way, I wouldn’t need to worry about misplacing anything.
While this method is great for peace keeping [no more scrambling when Brett asks me where something is], it’s not so great for organization and the endless battle of “let’s try to keep the kitchen counters clutter-free.”
Thus, the appeal of a command center was born. And not just any one, but a fun, industrial farmhouse command center that fits in with the style of the rest of the house.
I wanted a spot to have a calendar, menu planner, mail holder and a place to put all the important, random papers that seem to multiple overnight.
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How to Create an Industrial Farmhouse Command Center
Organizing the Mail
I found this galvanized envelope holder at Target that we use for our checkbooks, outgoing mail, VIP mail and stamps.
The red chicken wire holder we’ve had for a few years, but I found a similar one here. This baby houses all the coupons and other miscellaneous shopping-related papers.
The two cork boards are also from Target. They have stickies on the back to secure them to wall – super easy to put up and they stick really well.
Organizing the Schedule
The chalkboard menu was created from a frame found at Goodwill using chalk spray paint and chalkboard paint. If you’re not wanting to DIY, I found this one on Amazon.
The giant white board calendar I also picked up at Goodwill, but it is this one from Target.
The black metal containers on wood was made by nailing three metal containers to a stained piece of wood. It’s great for storing things like dry erase markers, washi tape and pieces of chalk.
While this still doesn’t feel exactly finished, it’s is a great start to managing the clutter and keeping those important papers in one spot.
All our best,