I'm curious in all of the day-to-day activities that people use Trello for, as I've been hooked on JIRA/Confluence for a decade with my work, and in the past year I've found a place for Trello, which is the organisation of my personal life!
The ways Trello has infiltrated my day-to-day:
Every day, as I get off the train, I open Trello to check what is on the family shopping list. And, as I'm often prone to not quite understanding the ask, my wife attaches pictures to the items in the "Get" column. I drag over to the "Got" column when done. So simple and it's been a massive aid; as soon as we run out of something it goes on Trello -- my 4-yo now also tells me to "add it to Trello" ^^'
Another board at home is the list of tasks we have to do that requires our time -- anything that needs more than an hour, really. We have a custom label field for priority (colour coded = Red as high, to green as low) as well as another custom field with the estimated time required to complete the job. Really helpful knowing 1) which jobs we have time to do, and 2) which jobs we keep avoiding and should really look to get someone else to do. Columns are "To do", "Done", "Not going to do"
Naturally, we want more than we can afford, so creating a list of all the significant cost commitments has helped us work out which things matter the most, and which items are too low down on the priority. Everything we want to get we add here, and review them together, with the visibility of all the other things we want to do -- again, there is a colour-coded custom field for priority and one for cost of the item. Columns are "To get", "Got", "Not going to get"
Probably the nerdiest one and not something I do per-se: I chat each week to the man who delivers our vegetables. He runs the team that manages distribution in our part of the country, and he was talking about how hard it is to manage his to do lists. A few weekly chats later and he's a Trello convert. I love the accessibility of Trello.
So nothing I've done is revolutionary -- probably quite primitive boards -- but it's had a great impact. Really interested in any other examples of how people use Trello to organise their life. And any tips people have for how I could further improve my use of the product :)
Hello Community! My name is Brittany Joiner and I am a Trello enthusiast and Atlassian Community Leader. I'll be sharing with you a series of videos with my top tips on how to best use Trello...
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