DIY Easy Back to School Command Center

DIY | CGH LifestyleThis is a fun and easy way to create a command center for when the kiddos go back to school. I love the Kallax shelves from Ikea because there are a couple creative ways I like to create cubbies on the cheap. I go into detail on the Millennial Moms video you can watch below.

Basically I like to make sure I have a few key things for my command center.

Calendar (Preferably magnetic): To keep track of all the places the kids need to be. Use a different color for each kid to visualize their schedule better.

File Folders (Keep blank labels near by and label as the year goes on.): This makes for easy classification. Examples: School Play, Menu’s, Field Trips etc.Back to School DIY | CGH LifestyleScissors, Stapler, Hole Punch Caddy: To keep all the necessities in one place. (I picked this one up at target but I have found them at thrift stores in the office isles.School Supplies | CGH LifestyleBook Basket: This is where we keep the girls planners as well as library books so we don’t misplace them. I got these at Target in the $1 spot (All though they were $3)Back to School DIY | CGH LifestyleSpace for a Backpack: Whether a hook or a bin, an easy place where kids can build the habit of going to at the end of the school day.

We keep everything accessible in the hallway so we make sure to keep it tidy and not too obnoxious.School Supplies | CGH Lifestyle

For more info about these cubbies, click on the Millennial Moms video below!

Love, Tay!

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  1. I shared your website with my friend’s single mother and she loved it! Thank you so much for your advice, they helped us a lot ????❤

  2. Great Ideas???? They are so useful, I am using some currently but i learnt more new ones today????

  3. This is such a great idea; Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to look more into this before school starts!

  4. This is a really good idea especially when im going back to school so my sad made one for me it helps so much

  5. The caddy for all of the supplies is such a good idea! I’m always losing my supplies needed for school, thanks!

  6. That is so cute! You guys are great. This will definitely help lots of people with organization. Thanks for all of the creative DIY’s

  7. I was wondering do you guys have any tips on how to make a place productive like maybe some diy organizing or some diy tips to make it easier to hand,e since my desk I always a mess.

  8. I was wondering what I should do to store some stuff in my room thanks for sharing these idea’s it really helped a ton:)

  9. I love your hairstyle videos and now you guys do this, I am just falling in love with you guys more and more each day

  10. This is so helpful omg thanks!!!!
    I really like the backpack space. Even though I’m like a teenager, I still need a space to put my backpack and not just have in under my desk.

  11. That is so neat! Might be trying out placing my important books in a book basket to make it more manageable and having lesser chance of it getting misplaced ????

  12. A To-Do! During school i find myself losing a lot of my supplies and forgetting assignments tests quizzes etc also i lack a place to put all of my suplies! This is beyond perfect!

  13. I really wanted to do something with my school things and i didn’t know what now i know so thz so much. Love your guys work it is amazing keep it up.

  14. This is so cute and I am so glad I read this because my room is a HUGE mess thank you this will be very helpful

  15. I’m going to college soon and I’m getting my own place with my best friend soon, this idea is great for the both of us to keep each other organized. Thank you!!❤❤????

  16. This post has me so excited for the school year coming up, especially Friday night lights. I’m going to be my drill teams captain and I’m so excited to stay organized and on top of my school work while taking the responsibility of an officer. Thank you for the cute ideas on how to stay organized. ❤️

  17. your ideas help me for school. my locker used to be a mess & my desk was to but then I saw your ideas & started using them & they are so helpful. your ideas helped me keep my desk & locker clean

  18. I am absolutely going to try every single one of these! They look so useful and easy! Thanks for the ideas CGH! I am a huge fan 🙂

  19. These ideas are great for teen rooms they are helpful for me since I’m moving soon do I get ideas for my new room!!

  20. Love these ideas. Looks fun and organized. This will make thing way easier during the school year.

  21. These ideas will help stay organized during school year, which I struggle a lot with. Thanks

  22. I love all your videos..are all very inspiring. It just makes me want to do them myself but sadly I don’t have all the resources to make them myself for myself, family and friends.