Trello is a great task management system but it’s also an amazing way to organize your home – everything from grocery shopping to your closet. Take a look at how I use Trello at home. This is post #3 in the How to Use Trello to Organize Your Entire Life series. You can find the rest here:
- How to use Trello for Meal Planning
- Connect your Trello Meal Planning Board with Pinterest
- 4 Ways to Organize Your Home with Trello
- How to Use Trello to Organize Your Life
4 ways I use Trello to organize my homeI absolutely love using Trello for both of my blogs (this one and League of Extraordinary Moms), but I’ve expanded into using it for my home and personal life and it’s been truly amazing. It can go beyond to-do lists, calendars, and even meal planning. 1. couponing/grocery shopping 2. pantry/fridge/freezer inventory & organization 3. cleaning routines 4. capsule wardrobe P.S. As a bonus, I’ve also gone ahead and made all these into sample boards for you. You’re welcome. 🙂 You can get the entire Ultimate Trello Board List here:
1 COUPONING & GROCERY SHOPPINGIf you know me at all, you know I do not believe in extreme couponing but in a more of an intentional couponing strategy. In a nutshell, I make a list of the items I buy that are most expensive and then I go looking for coupons for those things. I call it my “TOP 10” but it’s usually more than ten. I keep it named that because it reminds me to keep it simple and not go overboard and spend hours looking for coupons that save me a quarter. Reminder: my time is worth money and so is yours! When I find a coupon for that item, I add a lime green ‘coupon’ label. I use that in the coupon list but also for the item when it’s in one of my grocery lists. This way, I don’t forget to use the coupon! If you get multiple copies of the same coupon, you could notate that in the title or add a checklist! The rest of the board is how I organize my monthly grocery shopping. There’s a list for each store I frequent and the unique*** items I get at each. I add one card for each item to make it simple. Then I have list for each section of the grocery store where I add general items I need. When it’s time to go shopping and I know where I’m going, I will move the card to the proper store.
2 KITCHEN INVENTORYI love love love this board! It’s where I keep an inventory of everything I have in my pantry, fridge, and freezer. I used to keep a printable inventory sheet but this is SO much easier! It’s pretty simple – make a list for your pantry, fridge, and freezer and just add the items! You could get more detailed and organize it by category like a grocery store but I prefer just one long list for each. I also have a separate column to keep track of pre-made freezer meals and I label them if they’re pre-cooked or if they need to go in the slow cooker. So create your inventories, and then as you you use an item, you just move it to the “need to buy” list which you’ll move to your grocery list! If you’d like to download the Ultimate List of Trello Boards (there’s 101 of them!) that has all my sample boards linked, you can do that here:
3rd WAY TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME WITH TRELLO: A CLEANING ROUTINESo…I totally stole this cleaning routine Trello board from my friend and business partner, Cara. But I love it, I don’t need to change it much, so why re-invent the wheel??? You should set up your board the way you clean.
- Do you do certain chores on certain days? Then organize by day.
- Do you just clean willy-nilly? Then maybe one list for everything and one list for DONE! will do it for you.
- Do you have a checklist for each room? Make lists for frequency and cards for each room (that’s how the sample board below is set up – copy it for yourself!).