Pinterest has helped me to greatly reduce the amount I keep in my notebooks. You can also use Google Drive, but if you are visual, then Pinterest works excellently. I’m about 50/50. Some lists are just so much better on Pinterest. Although I do use Pinterest for pleasure as well, I try to utilize it practically first.
There are five boards I keep separate on Instagram. I label these boards in capital letters with an asterisk in front of them, so that they cannot be confused with random boards. Each asterisked board has roughly 10 pins.
The way I add information to these boards is very deliberate, and that’s the only way to make these practical. If you pin whatever pops into view, your Pinterest boards will soon become cluttered and functionality will decline. Rather, I gather pins for these boards from around the internet on my own time, usually not from Pinterest. It works a lot better like this, if I curate what I add carefully and if I focus on quality over quantity.
My 5 Boards:
IMPLEMENT: ideas to implement immediately – articles of green living tips or things I will buy/create
RESEARCH: practical articles to summarize in my notebook, on topics very important to me
STYLE: specifically for my home or wardrobe, an aesthetic that inspires
WISH LIST: since this list is small now, I’ve combined it with the Implement board
WORDS: if I’m drawn to a word, I look it up on Google and pin it
Other Board Ideas:
Working On – whether woodworking or personality typing, specific boards, again carefully curated
Movies – favorite movies, to look for patterns or so you don’t forget one
Food – favorite places to eat or recipes to try
Beauty Ideas – YouTube videos (you can pin videos)
Funny Reddit memes
Dream board – although the Implement board serves this function, perhaps if you have big dreams or are still a teenager or in college, could be useful, especially to look for patterns in what you are drawn to