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Who has a home command center? This had been so helpful! Ours doesn't look exactly like this but close.  We bought a tall desk at goodwill and created all the small cubbies with foam board and hot glue. I have slots for bills, big coupons (20% off any purchases,etc), separate mail slots for each family member, un entered receipts, larger slots for any projects (family research, website projects, house repair estimates, etc.) 

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    • Khaki Storm
    • YNAB book topics online: https://support.youneedabudget.com/r/q5w48j
    • Khaki_Storm.1
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    It's from this book,  highly recommended. It's like budgeting with your time. 

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      • adriana01
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      Ben K. Don Aslett's books are usually good--clear, and with a sense of humor (particularly in the illustrations). I never saw that one though. Maybe my library will have it; I'll have to check once I get a little more settled in after moving (though this book & Aslett's others on cleaning could probably help that process 😀)

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      • Khaki Storm
      • YNAB book topics online: https://support.youneedabudget.com/r/q5w48j
      • Khaki_Storm.1
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      adriana01 Yep, it was recommend by a coworker last year, very good. Of course buts are dated, but that's ok. 

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  • Wow. That's a walk down memory lane. I think I last had a phone like that attached to the wall 20 years ago (and had a shelf dedicated to phone books then, too). Love my thin computer screen on my laptop.

    Don Aslett is indeed a hoot. Should you ever find yourself in Pocatello Idaho, you can visit his Museum of Clean and see -- among other things -- his much-travelled toilet briefcase. Goes to show, HIS goals and priorities would be a bit different than mine in filling out a YNAB budget.

    We had some damage to the house (all fixed and better now), so I'm just getting my desk settled in this week. I guess you could call what I'm setting up a "command center," although I'm thinking of it as as more of a dispatch center.  Much YNAB-ing will take place there (what doesn't take place on my mobile phone).

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      • Khaki Storm
      • YNAB book topics online: https://support.youneedabudget.com/r/q5w48j
      • Khaki_Storm.1
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      Pink Nomad Yes, some of the advice is outdated, but the general ideas are helpful. We used to have lost mail floating around the house. Now, it all have a home. 

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  • Thanks for this. I really found this really helpful!  Guess I should create one as well. It's so difficult to get the important mails when you require them!

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      • Khaki Storm
      • YNAB book topics online: https://support.youneedabudget.com/r/q5w48j
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      Stephannie Baker It's helped my family. Ours doesn't look like the picture, but the idea is to be organized. Bills have a home, receipts have a spot, keys, to do lists, etc

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      • Khaki Storm
      • YNAB book topics online: https://support.youneedabudget.com/r/q5w48j
      • Khaki_Storm.1
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      Stephannie Baker also, when we lived in a way smaller place, I used brief cases (or backpacks) to achieve something similar. I didn't have one for mail, but special projects each had their own home. When it was time to work on vacation planning, I'd clear off the kitchen table and get out the spiderman backpack with all the notes, lists, maps, etc. Then put it all away when I was finished. 

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