I used to be a pen and paper organizer. I faithfully carried around my pocket planner. And when I first began to homeschool, I had a giant organizing binder that organized everything from my daily to do list to homeschool lesson plans to homemaking chores and meal plans.
And then the days of pen and paper organizers began to fade away. I confess that I envied the very first "Palm Pilots" although they were out of my price range. But thanks to laptops and smartphones, my hard copy organizers soon began to give way to digital organizers.
A few years ago, I realized that I had a problem. I had lots of different digital organizing systems for different parts of life. I had my Google calendar for my personal to do lists. I had homeschool planning tools for homeschooling organization. I had meal planning programs to save my recipes and do meal planning. I had different organizing tools for my blog and business related information. Everything was scattered throughout all different platforms.
And then I met Trello. If you haven't come across Trello yet, it's an awesome visual organizing system. It's a project planning tool that can be used by individuals or by business teams. Best of all, most of the features are free. Trello has come to be my all-in-one organizing tool. I use it for everything from my daily and weekly to do lists to blog planning to meal planning to homeschool planning.
I recently published a tutorial for setting up your first Trello board on my YouTube channel. I'm sharing that video here. If you'd rather have a tutorial to read, keep going to see screen shots and a step by step how to for getting started with Trello.
The first thing you'll need to do is set up a free account at Trello.com. Trello does have paid versions as well. But I've always used the free version and haven't needed extra features so far.
Once you login to your account, you'll see a page with all of your boards. You haven't created any in your account yet, so that's what we'll do first.