One of my projects for the week was to finish organizing my Pinterest boards. When I first started I had twelve very broad boards to pin to. The nice part about that, was that I could easily pick out which board I wanted to pin to. The bad part was that I had so many pin duplicates and could never find what I had pinned again. The whole point of Pinterest is to pin something for your reference, so you can go back to look at it, right? I wasn't able to do that. Something needed to change.
The twelve boards I started with were:
If I wanted to pin a recipe, it was easy for me to pin it to Recipes or Desserts. If I wanted to pin a craft or DIY project, I would pin it right to crafts. The problem is that eventually, these boards had hundreds of pins that I never really looked at again!
If I'm pinning something, I want to be able to find it again. Duh. And at this point, I really wish that Pinterest would let us do "sub-boards" or something, so I could have a Recipes board and then sub-boards for each category. Since that isn't an option, I ended up with a whopping forty-seven pinboards.
Now that may seem a bit extreme to you, but it makes a whole lot of sense to me. And that's really all that matters, right? :)
I started with my big boards, like Recipes and Crafts, and then made them smaller. I now have a board for each category of recipes. That way, when I'm looking for something to make for dinner, I can pick what I'm in the mood for, then look through the pins in that category.
My categories now are:
Organization, Cleaning, Blogging, Printables, Fitness, Life, Baby, Kids, Crafts, DIY Decor, DIY Wall Art, DIY Furniture, DIY Clothing, Bathroom, Bedroom, Closet, Dining Room, Garden, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Office, Color, Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Breakfast, Burgers/Beef, Chicken, Desserts, Drinks, Lunch, Mexican, Pasta, Pizza, Pork, Seafood, Sides, Soup/Salads, Wedding, Make-up, Tattoos, and Wardrobe.
Anything pertaining to each room in the house, each holiday, or what have you gets pinned to that board. That way, when I'm looking for painted wooden spoons, I just look in my Kitchen board. Or if I'm going to an Easter get together, everything pertaining to that holiday is in that board. I also have several different DIY categories so I can find exactly what I'm looking for.
It's so much easier for me to have specific categories rather than big broad ones that lose everything that I pin! You can check out my Pinterest here! Anyone else feel like their Pinterest just gets overwhelming sometimes?