12.17.2012

My Mini Command Center

Awhile back, I blogged about working on a mini command center for my kitchen and shared with you a picture that was my inspiration.  I was really inspired by all the organization pins on Pinterest, and I figured it was time to tackle our little corner of a mess.  I also mentioned in this post my opinions of magnets, so this was a great way for me to reduce those as well.


I'm sure many of you can relate to placing lots of papers on the fridge.  I chose the fridge area for my command center because that is where Matt and I go to on a daily basis, so it is easy to check there often.   Now, I can store all my papers in one place instead of covering up the fridge.


I purchased Martha Stewart's Pockets in white at Staples and a dry erase board from Target.  I used Command Strips to hold everything up.

Let's take a look at the hot mess that I got to look at.  (Oh, and I decided it was time to clean that mess above the fridge too. :)






After:




I really love the texture.



 They do not take up a lot of space either.




Cost breakdown:

2 large pockets - $22
1 small pocket - $7
Dry erase board from Target - $7

Total: $36

I realized I had unknowingly banished Owen and Jesus from the fridge after taking these photos, so those two will be back up on the fridge.  :)

peaceout

11 comments:

  1. I love your mini command center! I may be stealing this idea and going out to buy supplies for it today! Haha! We have a huge problem with paper always lying all over our kitchen counters. I love your paper solution and think it would work great for us, too! And I love the idea of the dry erase board to keep memos on, too! Thanks so much for sharing this project!

    Allison

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    1. Thank you so much Allison! Go ahead and steal away! :) The dry erase board is also magnetic. Bonus!

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  2. looks great! and i love how crisp your white and grey is together!

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  3. Great idea! My fridge seems to indicate I have a quirky magnet collection, one I'm hoping to banish, inspired to do something about it!

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  4. Love it! And I immediately thought... hey where did Jesus go. Then I saw your note at the end... ;)

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  5. Great org ideas! I thought the same about jesus and owen

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  6. Are the pockets paper or fabric? It looks great, and I may do something similar in my new little office space (we turned the formal dining into an official school room with desks and everything)

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  7. what a great, cheap and easy way to streamline your fringe!

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  8. Wow, your command area looks awesome now. I may try to do something like that in my sewing/office room.

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  9. Great idea! I think I need some of those large pockets!

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