This is an area of the home that holds all the things you need to take with you on your way out the door. Your bag/backpack, permissions slips, lunches, paraphernalia for after school activities or sports, items to return to the store, dry cleaning, items to be repaired etc.
It is also where you train your children to put the things they need you to take care of – school supplies lists, permission slips, and extracurricular activities information.
This area works hand in hand with the tomorrow box. That’s in their room and the Command Centre is somewhere accessible for all in the household on their way in or out. In this way your family members can prepare their outfits for the next day and consider what other preparations need to be done so there is less thinking and panic in the morning. Get their lunches in their backpacks; pull out whatever gear is necessary for the weather – nothing more aggravating then looking for a lone mitten when you’re already 10 minutes late.
This kind of organisation is such a simple and easily achieved way of teaching, guiding and helping your children become self sufficient and confident. You are doing them and yourself a favour.
Go for it!