Best Back to School Command Centers

by Gillian LuceAugust 24, 2018

It’s the time of year that many moms celebrate, and (many) kids commiserate; it’s back-to-school time! The laid-back days of summer are gone in favor of earlier mornings and shorter nights. With the influx of activities, keeping organized can be tough. That’s why Homes.com has put together the following checklist for back-to-school command centers! Keep your little one(s) and yourself prepared for the whirlwind of homework, permission slips, and other fun tricks as the school year begins with a command center.


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It’s the time of year that many moms celebrate, and (many) kids commiserate; it’s back-to-school time! The laid-back days of summer are gone in favor of earlier mornings and shorter nights. With the influx of activities, keeping organized can be tough. That’s why Homes.com has put together the following checklist for back-to-school command centers! Keep your little one(s) and yourself prepared for the whirlwind of homework, permission slips, and other fun tricks as the school year begins with a command center.

Command Center Checklist

Keep your family organized for the school year again. With these simple tips, the before and after school profess will be a breeze (well, maybe not that easy, but definitely smoother).

Command Center Must-Haves

  • Calendar with important reminders
  • Clipboard to attach items for signatures
  • Clock
  • Hooks for backpacks and lunch boxes
  • Chalk or cork board for notes

Command Center Nice-to-Haves

  • Homework and chore checklists (before that TV goes on)
  • Morning/afternoon/evening checklist
  • Basket for shoes and outdoor accessories
  • Small bucket for pens and pencils
  • Holder for folders

Tip: For multiple kids, keep individual spaces organized by labeling with child’s name or initial.

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