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Gift Lists – Organized!

Pinterest Board_Family Gifts

Here is a sample of a Pinterest Gift Board

‘Tis the season for shopping and gift giving. Keeping track of what to get everyone is essential to managing holiday overwhelm.

This is a great opportunity to use technology to make your life easier. Here are 3 digital ways to track and sort gift ideas:

  1. A simple note on your phone or computer. Handy to access year round, it makes it easy to jot down gift ideas when they occur. This method is text based – no photos.

iPhone Gift List note

  1. Pinterest is a great visual tool to capture photo links to gift ideas. You can share websites to Pinterest in order to have photos that are linked to shopping sites.
  1. Evernote Is a great app to combine both text and images (and sound!) to collect photos, websites, and notes of potential gifts.

Evernote Gift List

In all cases you can create one note, board, or notebook for each person on your list OR one general one for gifts and the details within that.

Happy shopping! Got a great method for keeping your gift lists organized? Share it here!

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Using Pinterest for Organizing Ideas

Looking for inspiration? Come join this visual feast!

Looking for inspiration? Come join this visual feast!

Of all the social media tools out there now, Pinterest is one of the best for getting creative and imaginative organizing ideas. Pinterest is a visual discovery tool where people create “interest boards” and then “pin” pictures and videos on any topic.

It’s a great way to harness the power of the collective! Let’s say you’re struggling with how to manage those pesky charging cables …simply type, “cable organizing” into the search field and see hundreds of examples of how other folks have handled the problem.

Ever wonder how to wrangle your cable clutter?

A low-tech way to wrangle your cable clutter

Do you ever wonder how you’re going to manage your rings and necklaces, bracelets and earrings so that you can see what you have and easily put them away when you’re done with them?

There are all sorts of creative ideas for displaying your jewelry on Pinterest

Here’s a solution for displaying your necklaces. There are 1,000’s more on Pinterest!

People post photos of their favorite products and many times they post creative DIY solutions. Browsing the images is a great way to spark your own ideas and creativity, and come up with solutions you may never have even thought of.

You don’t have to create a “board” in order to partake of the images that abound on Pinterest.  You can just “window shop.” But be careful, it can be addicting! …especially since it’s also available as an app for your phone or tablet.

What great ideas have you found on Pinterest?  Share them here!

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