Creating a home command center in kitchens or mudrooms has been a trend in household organizing for about 8 years. What started as a small place to hang keys and sort mail has become a more complex space that functions as an organizational center for household calendars, paperwork, schoolwork, and electronics. Many kitchens have a lower counter space to be used as a desk, but as desktop computer usage has declined due to tablets and smart phones, people have repurposed these spaces into command centers. These function especially well for families with school-age children, but any household with the following issues might consider setting up its own customized command center:1. Do household members have trouble finding their keys, cell phones, briefcases, or backpacks before going out the door?2. Is there no designated area for mail to be sorted?3. Is there often confusion about which household members are doing what activities - is there a need for a centralized calendar?4. Is having a designated visual area for weekly meal plans, chores, and reminders essential for everyone to stay on track?5. Is difficult for everyone to be able to charge their electronics in one place - is there a shortage of outlets, and are chargers always going missing?Peaceful Place recently created a command center for a Cotuit family with busy schedules. The area can now be used for sorting mail into labeled slots for various family members, charging electronics, and pinning important documents and reminders on to bulletin boards which have been painted to match the kitchen decor. See the photos below. Also, see Peaceful Place's Pinterest board for command centers to get more ideas.