When it comes to organization tools, I have tried it all. To do list applications, note-taking tools, paper diaries and journals where I did some extensive time blocking and planning, timesheets, the famous bullet journal…. and the list goes on and on. I had an addiction to the cutest diaries and notebooks, all of them full of systemized notes and to-do lists. Super organized! All of it worked to some degree, but nothing got me 100% organized until I started using Trello. And i am hooked now!
Seriously, Trello is just not my new work-wife but it´s in all aspects of my life that it got me organized. I have boards for home, work, different projects, my blog, meal planning etc and don´t have random notebooks / post-its / diaries laying around anymore. It was as simple as installing the app on my phone + laptop and getting myself organized.
So how you can use Trello to get your week organized?
Apart from the different boards, I have a “Current week” board where I do my weekly planning. And if you want to get your week organized as well, here´s the good news: you can access my planning board template via this link so you can start using it straight away!
As you can, there are different lists on this board already and here´s how you can use them:
- To Do’s
In this list, you can randomly braindump all your to-do´s and tasks that you can think off. From calling the hairdresser to sending that work email to calling your mom, everything you don´t want to forget you just add to this list by clicking Add a card.
- Personal tasks
Here you can put the cards that are about personal tasks or to-dos. You can either drag them from your to-do list or put new cards here straight away.
- Work tasks
The same applies to work tasks. Of course, you can also replace this board by, for example, homeschooling tasks or writing tasks or whatever is relevant to you.
- Daily lists
Then there is a list for every day of the week. As you can see these are divided into different blocks to divide the day, e.g. morning, afternoon and evening. I use these blocks as dividers so I can assign the tasks to different parts of the day, e.g. I drag the cards with the specific task or to-do to the moment of the day I want to get them done.
In each card with a task or little project, you can add a lot of detail for that task, like a more elaborate description, adding specific to-do´s for that project or task, assigning a due date, adding attachments and way more. The possibilities are endless with this amazing tool!
So what are you waiting for? Open the board and happy planning!
Want to know and learn more about Trello?
If you want to know more about Trello and how to use it to simplify your life and get organized, I have written a small ebook to help you get kickstarted.
Aaaand, that is also my big news! My goal for 2017 was to write and publish an ebook and although I actually had a different topic in mind for my first book, that one is still in progress. But I am proud to say that, although on a different topic, I did publish my first book and hopefully it can help you figure out this great organization tool much faster than I did :).