Life looks so much better on a Pinterest board, doesn’t it? We can get lost in a plethora of well-designed bedrooms, sultry meals and themed crafts, gifts and party bags. From weddings to pets, the subject of “pins” seems to leave so many of us mindlessly creating our own boards full of ideas, images and more.
How can we keep these interests from being just stagnant thoughts, destined to be forgotten? Organizing your boards can do more than just paint a pretty picture; it can keep you much more inclined to craft, create, cook and do anything else your Pinterest-filled heart desires. Here are some tips for keeping your boards organized:
Get specific with naming your boards. While “yum” or “delicious” seem fitting for foods that look good, are those foods that you want to cook, find or share? Do you want them for dinner? Would your significant other enjoy them? Are they based off of a certain ingredient? The more specific you make your boards, the more organized things are when it comes to taking action (i.e., choosing a dish to make for a special occasion).
Don’t be afraid to like something. You have options when it comes to seeing something that attracts you to it on Pinterest. You can “like,” “pin,” or “send” something. Perhaps you see something that’s interesting, but it isn’t necessarily something that you plan on taking action about. Feel free to simply click the heart before the pushpin - you can always scroll through things that you like at a later time and choose to pin them later.
Organize your board from A to Z - literally. It may seem like an unnecessary task, but putting everything in alphabetical order makes it a painless process in order to find your exercise routine versus your wedding plans. As you pin more and more, you’ll find that things can get awfully crowded, and you’ll want to find things as quickly as possible.
Use sub-categories. While Pinterest doesn’t have an actual process for creating sub-boards, this is a good way to stay organized. For example, crafting can get overwhelming for the avid maker. I have everything from Crafts-Wintertime to Crafts-Painting in order to quickly find things that I’m interested in doing. This can be done for lots of different categories, and creating multiple boards that have a master title and then a dash with a subtitle makes skimming easy - especially when things are in alphabetical order!
Life certainly looks attractive through the scope of Pinterest boards, so why not make the boards as attractive and and organized as possible? Looking to keep your belongings as easy to find as your pins? Use TrackR bravo to easily track down your items!