It’s not easy to stay organized. Most of us have piles of to-do lists between chores, projects, and appointments at home and deadlines and meetings at work. And let’s face it, those lists can get messy and confusing. So if you’re not ready to transfer your to-do lists to the digital world, you’re not alone. And you don’t need to feel bad about it. On the contrary, handwriting a to-do list brings benefits. It’s quick and easy, and it gives you a minute to think through your day as you write.
But to-do lists only work if you keep them organized, and that’s where a task board comes in. These simple tools give you a tangible, visual framework to simplify your project management. You can use one to manage your own tasks, your family’s tasks, or your team’s tasks. And the best part? You can customize a task board for your preferences. For example, you get to decide whether to make the base out of poster board, corkboard, windows, sheet metal, or another material. Once you have a board, it’s time to plan your system. Don’t underestimate the simple power of sticky notes, especially when you use colored notes to signify priority levels or types of tasks. Check out the infographic below for more ideas and inspiration.