Organize Your Life With Trello
Are you looking for the perfect management tool to help you be more organized? One that you’ll really get on with and actually use? Trello, the board and card-based visual management tool could easily be it. In so many ways, Trello can make life just that bit easier and more manageable.
1. Visually Manage Projects And Tasks
The obvious and most impressive benefit gained using Trello is that it is a visual management tool that allows multi-access to tools to manage projects and tasks so easily, whether it’s a personal to-do list or you find yourself leading the team and strategically planning and developing huge projects.
Trello’s effectiveness comes from assigning separate boards to separate tasks and dividing the task into smaller steps using cards. For instance, on a board, one card provides the project overview, and cards, in different colors, are assigned for individual tasks and roles. This breakdown helps keep a sharp instant focus on each step of the project whilst the easy browse feature prevents losing sight of progress as a whole.
Different colored labels can be used to help distinguish the jobs or tasks completed from the ongoing or alternatively, to show which individual or department has been given that particular task. It’s this level of flexibility and inclusiveness that makes Trello such a useful interdepartmental management tool.
Separate cards can be set to determine the order of completion for even the most complicated multi-phase projects. Similarly, separate cards can be assigned to tasks you currently have on hold.
It is also possible to compile and store a record of completed tasks or job sheets that stay secure in cloud-based storage but readily available for future reference.
2. Update Your Team Members
Trello is so versatile it can be used as a message board not solely as a place to organize and assign work. Each team member can be kept up to date and fully informed using the color-coded card system. It encourages effective two-way communication since the members can add their own updates and comments too.
It is you who decides how to use Trello to suit managing your team’s needs but further examples include creating meeting agendas, duty rostas, shift handover notes, supplies, or even cake day lists, or you can use a Trello board as an exciting way of inviting new creative ideas.
3. Plan Your Vacation
Trello is great for home management too.
Every vacation requires some planning and when there are too many details to handle, it’s a good idea to take advantage of Trello. Trello allows you to create lists for anything so it comes in handy for managing your reservations, listing the sights to see and the places to eat, for packing lists, and so on to cover all the things you need to do to make a smooth running vacation successful.
You can share the board and therefore the cards with the people you are traveling with, and they can add their own if they want to. By planning this way, you can take a lot of stress out of planning a trip and focus more on enjoying quality time doing what you’ve already stored in Trello. You can even use Trello just like an interactive photo album and keep a forever record.
4. Handle a Home Improvement Project
Are you thinking of a home improvement project and want some help planning everything in advance? Trello is as easy to adapt for a project at home as it is for one at the office. In fact, on Trello, you can create boards to store both. It’s possible to create very specific cards, such as product comparison lists, contractor estimates, DIY instructions, budget and costs records, to name just a few. There are templates to help.
5. Plan a Wedding
As you can create lists and store them with as much info as you want using Trello, you can easily plan a wedding and micromanage every fine detail. With this tool, you’ll be able to ‘visually’ organize your wedding plans simply by switching to the Trello Wedding Command Center template to break down specific tasks into shorter, more manageable lists.
In fact, there are many other really useful templates, including for designing, education, and marketing that make Trello so highly suited to planning and organizing just about anything from your book club to Christmas.
6. Track Your Time
If time tracking has always been tricky for you, Trello can lend a helping hand to improve your professional and personal productivity. It’s a visual tool that can help you become more time-efficient. Trello even connects with other apps you might be using. To help you through those awkward day-to-day tasks, Trello uses automation and provides your very own virtual Butler who can get them done without involving you. You can even use Power Ups to add another boost to your productivity. These Trello customized addons feature more useful tools, maps, calendars, and even have Dropbox and Google Drive. As another bonus, everything you do and all you use stays in sync with Trello in real-time.
7. Plan Your Meals
If you’re one of those people who is clueless at dinnertime and worries about what to cook, Trello can help with menu and meal planning. Simply create a recipe board and customize it using photos of the finished dish and cooking instructions and, of course, you can edit anytime to reflect the ingredients you really used along with how successful the dish was. It’s creating your own family cookbook, like grandma did in the olden days. You can even use Trello to plan meals ahead a week or month at a time.
With Trello, you can even keep track of what you actually eat, which is perfect if you are watching your calorie intake. And, as part of living a healthy lifestyle, if you don’t have a fitness tracker, you can use Trello to keep track of your fitness, too.
In short, Trello pushes ideas and dreams into action. It’s a package of tools that offers everyone a practical helping hand across so many aspects of everyday life, and it is one of the best apps for people working at home. The more anyone uses Trello, the more uses they find. What you can do and get done using Trello as your guide is virtually endless. Trello is a remarkable tool that does indeed, have the power of creativity and ease of use and total flexibility that makes getting organized fun and inspiring.