Welcome to the motherboard of the pantry, the command centre. This is where we organise our selves but more importantly, our meals.
The command centre features a to-do list, shopping list, calendar and weekly menu. You can download the templates here.
For us, having all this in the pantry works great because we can update the shopping list as we see what we’re low on whilst also adding what we need to the list when we do our weekly meal plans.
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty on how you can create your own!
- I used four photo frames I bought from Target as the main structure and pretty much turned them into whiteboards since you can easily write and erase on the glass. I attached each photo frame to the wall with four thin command strips on each side, so the frames don’t move as I write on them. I designed and printed my templates, cut them out, and framed them as you would a regular photo.
- I then added some marker holders which are also command stripped to the wall. They have a flat back design which means I could easily hang them against the wall without having to get a rail and hooks. I can’t find them on their website to link in the Shop This Post section but I found these little beauts in the garden section of K-Mart and they were $3 each.
- Next to the markers, I have a vase I also bought from K-Mart a few years ago, which I spray painted a Rust-o-leum ocean mist. I plan on keeping my fresh herbs in each but for now, we have excess straws.
- The command centre is framed by a children’s Ikea book shelf which I also painted pink. I turned it into the ‘party’ section and it houses all of our excess cupcake holders, plastic cups, plates and straws.
This wall started out completely blank and I never knew what I wanted to put there. Originally, the Oxo Wall was supposed to join the main structure to form an L shape and I was going to put herbs and spices on floating shelves in between, but that seemed quite boring and I chose to maximise the space of the shelving and made them parallel. Once built, the wall seemed so blank and I was completely uninspired. Luckily, I joined a home organisation and decorating group on Facebook and some absolute troopers came up with the idea of a command centre.
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