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. :)


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.  :)



  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!


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

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

  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!

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

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

  6. Anonymous12/17/2012

    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)

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

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

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


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