Looking for some easy ways to keep your family organized? Scotch® Brand and I are excited to pass along everything you need for a #MakeAmazing family command center. Whether you’re a Type A or Type Z, you’re sure to find something to take your organization to the next level. With just a little bit of prep, you can create a sanity saving family command center too.

Scroll below to find out how to create your command center, and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the tools, strategies and support you need to reach ALL of your learners.

I am proud to be a Scotch® Brand compensated blogger. Opinions are my own and additional products used in this project were selected by me. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Sanity Saving Family Command Center. Free school calendars, meal planning sheets and helpful tips on creating a super organized family command center.


To prep, I first gathered together my supplies:

Making the Command Center

I tucked one end of the Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape in Mint Mosaic around the front edge of the bulletin board, covering the existing border.

Super cute family command center

Then I applied pressure to the tape with my fingers to ensure it adhered securely.

Making an adorable family command center

I continued covering the frame with the Expressions Masking Tape until it was completely masked.

So helpful! How to make a family command center

TIP: Depending on the color of the frame’s border, you may need two layers of masking tape to completely conceal the frame.

TIP: If the tape hangs over the board, cut a small slit in each corner so that you can easily secure the tape to the edge of the frame.

Making a family command center

The board was completely transformed in just a couple minutes.

Making an awesome family command center

To label the clipboards, I tore a one-inch strip of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape and laid it on a flat surface. Then I used a pen to label “calendar,” “menu” and “homework”. I secured the tape to the clipboard.

Awesome family command center. Makes it so easy to stay organized!

Next, I printed the free family calendars {below} and slid them into a clipboard.
Free school calendars, meal planning sheets and helpful tips on creating a super organized family command center.

I printed the free meal-planning sheet {below} and laminated it for easy reuse using the Scotch™ PRO Thermal Laminator, TL-906. {The packaging instructions have really easy to follow directions.}

Free menu planner

To decorate the magnetic clips, I tore off a one-inch strip of Scotch® Brand Expressions Washi Tape and wrapped it around the top of the magnetic clip. Then I tore off a second one-inch strip of washi tape and wrapped it below the first so the edges of the tape were touching.

I used my scissors to cut off any excess tape that may hang over the top of bottom of the magnetic clip.

Super cute magnets covered with Scotch Expressions Tape

My super helpful husband helped me hang the board on the wall by following the specific installation directions included in the set. Then we hung the three clipboards on the wall next to it using damage-free picture hanging strips {damage-free hooks would work too}.

Awesome family command center!

Viola! Our sanity saving family command center was complete.

Grab Your Downloads

Ready to make a #MakeAmazing command center for your family too?! Join in the excitement and grab your free printables HERE.

Then, join the most valuable teaching membership for pre-K, kindergarten and first grade teachers: The Plato Pack!

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  1. Hi, I am so excited to use your command center it is so cute. However, am I crazy I believe the 2015-2016 dates are incorrect. Didn’t know if it was for a different year. It says 2015 on the bottom of the page!!!


    1. Hooray!! I’m thrilled that the command center printables are helpful, Brandy! Since the pack was designed with back to school season in mind, I started the monthly calendar pages with August 2015 and continued through December 2016 so there are 16 months in all. Hope that clarifies the dates. 🙂

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