Part of Trello’s magic lies in the fact that the possibilities are limited only by the creativity of its users.Every day, we are floored with the new combinations of Power-Ups, automations, and techniques that Trello lovers concoct, which ultimately helps us all maintain our sanity and get stuff done.
The Trello Community is one such spot where these ideas and best practices emerge, and we reward this knowledge-sharing with awesome badges that members can display on their profiles (think of them as little pieces of flair that you can collect over time).
To celebrate our new and improved Templates gallery, we recently launched a brand new badge, aimed at encouraging users to shine a spotlight on their most useful boards. As a refresher, a template in Trello serves as a primary version of a board, meant to be replicated for future processes or workflows.
Many folks rose to the occasion, and we wanted to share a few of our favorites. Without further ado…*waves hand*
Declutter Your Life
Inspired by Marie Kondo, Jodi LeBlanc decided to get laser-focused on the possessions in her life that bring actual joy. She modified a checklist she found on Pinterest, and created lists based on the type of object—such as books, clothes, furniture, and more. She uses cards to track items that need a second look, and archives each when she has made a final decision—“once the board is empty, your clutter will be, too,” she says.
Organize Your Gaming
Jimmy Seddon’s passion for Atlassian tools like Trello is rivaled only by his passion for video games. So he decided to marry these two worlds after the release of Nintendo’s Paper Mario: The Origami King, and organized a Trello board that helps him monitor which collectibles he’s snagged thus far in a “fun, visual manner.”
Each card contains a checklist of collectibles in each zone, and he’s able to check them off as he encounters them. This template could no doubt be customized for your game of choice as well!
Study Like A Pro
With so many competing priorities, staying on task while studying for a test or certification can feel a bit daunting. Ivan Lima decided to tackle this head-on by creating a Trello study guide template for his upcoming project administration exam.
His “Getting started” list features a checklist of items to pay attention to while navigating the board, as well as resources and links he needs to refer to often. The other lists break out sections of the exam by topic (permissions, workflows, dashboards, etc.) and each card contains notes and attachments related to the sub-topics.
Quality Assurance Made Easy
For a busy project manager like Andy Barker, working with external clients and multiple vendors can lead to communication and collaboration challenges. On a recent project for IKEA Place, he turned to Trello to help kick-start testing and quality assurance, and track issues, fixes, and results in an easy-to-understand way. Labels denote statuses and the Custom Fields Power-Up helps differentiate between versions and bug types.
Pay It Forward With Trello Templates
Now that we’ve (hopefully) jump-started some ideas for your own projects, we’d love to hear from you! Whether you’re a small business owner using Trello to keep your orders moving, or a teacher who’s getting up to speed for the school year, we’d love to see how your boards help transform your lists from ‘to-do’ to ‘done’!
If we decide to use your template in a future blog post, we’ll mail you our brand new Taco sticker pack to celebrate.
Hop over to the Trello Community and share yours today.
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