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Everyone that has kids knows that there are schedules and paper everywhere. In order to keep it all corralled and somewhat organized, I came up with this refrigerator command center. We had a big empty area on the side of our refrigerator just begging to get clean and organized. This is a project that won’t take you much time to complete but will reward you with time when you don’t have to search for those pesky doctor reminder cards or the latest sports schedule.
I hung everything on the refrigerator using Command Wire Hooks. Starting at the bottom, I added a chalkboard and some clipboards. PS. You can find the instructions for making those bottle cap bug magnets here.
The chalkboard is a cutting board found at the thrift store. I painted the front with three coats of DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint. The edges you can paint in any Americana color that you love. A cutting board is a super cheap way to get an all wood chalkboard for next to nothing.
The clipboards I made pretty by covering in some scrapbook paper. You can see the full details for how to do that below. You can also print those notebook organizing sheets shown by clicking below:
Start with some plain Clipboards and some fun patterned papers you love.
Start by tracing around your clipboard onto the paper. Cut around this line with scissors.
Next we will need to cut around where the clip is on the board. Place your paper under the clipboard to mark the approximate location.
Cut down just about ½ an inch or so then place the paper on top. You can now mark the outline of the clip. Cut around that outline until your paper fits onto the board.
Use DecoArt Americana Decou-Page Glue to place your paper onto your clipboard. Allow to dry. Give the edges another coat of decoupage if they want to lift off.
The top of my refrigerator command center has a cork board. I used a standard cork board but added mason jar washi tape around the edges.
We have been using this refrigerator command center for a while now and I must say this really works for our family. I have tried many things over the years to corral the papers and still keep us organized. I am going to stick with this method for a while. How about you? How do you keep your family organized?
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