Thursday, September 25, 2014

Memory Station - Let's Get Organized!

"Command Centers" seem to be all the rage right now.  They're great to help keep people organized.  Now that I have a preschooler (*sniff sniff*), I too needed something to help organize the impending chaos.

Introducing my....drumroll please....Memory Station!

Yes, I said Memory Station.  Why, you ask?  Because I refuse to be commanded by anyone.  Especially a wall.

We had this empty space on the side of our cabinets right next to the garage door.  Perfect spot for some organization!  For me, I wanted to have a place for our weekly menu, to do list, grocery list, calendar and a place to keep Redmond's school info.  I also added a key holder, small corkboard, hooks for the kids jackets and something to hide/keep all of their shoes.  I love how it turned out!  And, it was fairly inexpensive to do!

I already had these frames lying around (which are quite inexpensive).  I just used my printer to print a very basic menu template (Eat It) and another sheet for the to-do (Do It) and grocery (Need It) lists.  Cut them to fit the frames and Ta-Da!  I just use a dry erase marker to write on them.  Easy peasy!

I purchased the dry erase calendar at our local Meijer.  After school starts is a great time to stock up on this kind of stuff - everything is on clearance!

I ordered the cork board and pushpins From Amazon.  I was so stoked about the cork board.  It is the perfect size!  The pushpins are super cute too!

For the hooks, I just used Command hooks.  Easy to take down, easy to put up.

Don't you just looooove it when you find something that is just!?!?  I sure do.  And this wicker trunk/seat was  Seriously.  When I saw it at Target I knew it was coming home with me.  After I broke out my tape measure and made sure it would fit first, of course.  I love the way it looks.  Oh, and it's good at hiding piles of shoes too.

The monogrammed key holder may be my favorite thing.  (I made it, btw ;)

Lastly, I found this basket at Hobby Lobby.  We keep a folder in it with all of Redmond's school info and throw in any mail or other important Scholastic book orders.  Remember those!?!?

So, there you have it.  My Memory Station.  Oh, and did I tell you that I did all of this by myself!?!?!?  It's true.  Jason went away for the weekend and when he came home - ta-da!!  I love it!
How do you stay organized?  Do you have a Memory Station at home?  Lets see it!

1 comment:

  1. Looove this! The idea about the picture frames is genius!