How to Use Trello for Amazing Productivity + Organization

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I’m gonna confess something before I talk about how amazing Trello is…

I’m a habitual slob. Not on purpose…it just happens that way. I’ve been like this since I was a kid–ask my sister. We had to share a bedroom most of our childhood. She’s a neat freak.

Anyway, I fully blame it on my self-diagnosed ADD. Regardless, I know I have a problem with staying organized. I LOOOOOVVVEEE being organized. It’s just the maintenance part that’s always hung me up. Can you blame me, though? As a busy mom you have like a billion things on your plate all at once. And I find my work-space tends to end up looking like what I image it would look likeĀ  inside my head if you took a peek.

A few months ago I knew I had a major problem when I couldn’t find anything–ANYTHING–in my office. Papers everywhere, craft nonsense everywhere, kids toys and coloring pages everywhere, and THREE bookcases overflowing with stuff that I had no idea where it came from.

So I purged.

Then I set to work getting my office organized.

I started out using a big white board and post-its. It’s such a cute setup when they do in on Pinterest and on blogs. Except that it only works for one project at a time.

I have like 800 projects in my head–how the heck was I supposed to make that work??! I didn’t have enough wall space!!

 

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And that, my friend, is when I discovered Trello.

Trello is a program that uses the Kanban system of organizing your thoughts. And if you can see all the cool features it has, you’ll see why I love it!

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Trello is great for:

-keeping track of projects

-workflows

-General to-do lists

-Lists of information

-goal setting

 

I made a sort of flowchart to show how Trello is organized:

 

Teams, Boards, lists, cards–then on each card you can add a ton of info.

 

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So once you get the major gist of how the Trello system works, you should know the cool features each of the boards and cards has.

 

Board features:

-is linear design

-can move boards around as needed to order and reorder them

-can move a board to another team if needed

-easy ‘grab and drag’ of the screen back and forth

 

Card features:

-add descriptions

-create checklists

-add due dates

-colored labels that can be named

-add attachments

-copy feature (I think this works the same as duplicate)

-archive

-share

-see a list of activity for the card

 

 

There’s more, but some features require the paid version.

Here’s a video to learn the basics of Trello yourself and see if you may like to give it a try!

 

 

Click HERE to see if Trello can help you get organized, too!

In addition to this system, I’ve got a FREE (for now) mini course called the Rope Method that can help you get some true clarity in your path and your goals. Plus, if you don’t even have any goals set–that’s even better for this method! It starts at square one to make sense of your previous life path.

 

{Click the image below to access The ROPE Method mini course!}

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2 Comments
  • Shawn Geddes

    February 20, 2018 at 6:46 am Reply

    Stella, your video was super helpful! I’ve been and on-again, off-again Trello user for years. The explanation in your video breaks down the various levels and features so that they are understandable. Thank you for sharing your post!

    • Stella

      February 22, 2018 at 10:19 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Shawn! I’m a super visual person, especially when it comes to organization in this way, so Trello saves me daily, lol!

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