If you’re looking to maximize your time but are tired of using notebooks to jot down your daily tasks to track time, then you’re going to love what I have to share with you today. I’m going to show you how to use Trello to get stuff done.
These tips will inspire you to start being more productive, motivated, and efficient with your time no matter what you have going on in life. If you don’t have Trello, you can easily sign up at Trello.com for a free account and then follow my tips to use this program to get stuff done.
Before I dive into my tips, here are some things you need to know about how Trello works. Trello is setup with a corkboard-style approach. Think bulletin board with tacks holding up papers, but on your computer instead of hanging on the wall of your home.
Each project inside your Trello account is called a board. Within each board, you’ll find lists. These lists are where you’ll put various tasks or notes to help you get stuff done. For example, if you were using Trello boards and lists to meal plan, you may have a Trello board called Meal Planning a separate list for each week of the month.
Then there are what’s called cards inside the Trello board lists area. The cards are essentially new tasks inside the list tasks. If you’re using this for meal planning, then you might have days of the week as cards under each weekly list area. The cards are cool because you can add images or notes so that you’re able to know what each task needs for an actionable step from you to accomplish.
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Now that I explained the basics of Trello, it’s time to dive into the real details; how to use this to get stuff done!
Use Color Codes
You can color code based on headers within your Trello account. This is helpful if you’re using Trello for daily work tasks and want to set low-priority to high-priority tasks inside the lists. Using color codes provides you with a quick glance to see what you need to get done each day.
Optimize Each Card
This is especially important if you’re working with a team inside of Trello. You’ll want to have as much information as possible inside each Trello card. This will keep you from attempting to remember too many details when you’re working on multiple projects at once.
Within each card, you can make notes, add a task list, and attach files just to name a few things. You simply open the card by clicking on it and to the right-hand side you’ll see a variety of options to add to each card to optimize. Don’t be afraid to include every possible note within these cards, because you want to use Trello to help maximize your time! The more notes you have, the less you have to try to pull back up from your memory for each project.
Use Calendar View
There are options to assign times and power-ups for each board inside of Trello when you switch to the calendar view. This view is perfect to help you visualize what you need to accomplish each day. There is a drag and drop option but it can be glitchy from time to time. Either way, using the calendar view can help you assign each card and task to your daily list without having to use another app for time management.
Consider Adding People
You can add team members or family members in Trello to help work on some of the projects you have. This is an excellent option for business owners who have a virtual assistant or wives that want their husband to help with the project inside Trello. You can choose “create a team” inside of Trello and add specific people to a task or board as you deem fit.
Check Trello Daily
The final tip I have to help you use Trello to get stuff done is to get into a habit of checking Trello every day. You’ll want to start using this as your daily task list for maximum productivity in life and business. Trello works well across all viewing devices such as your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. This means there’s no excuse not to continuously use Trello as your guiding light to get stuff done!
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