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 like 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!!
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!
Trello is great for:
-keeping track of projects
-General to-do lists
-Lists of information
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.
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.
-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
-add due dates
-colored labels that can be named
-copy feature (I think this works the same as duplicate)
-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!
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